New England Patriots

Bears returner Chris Williams is tackled by the Patriots on a kick return Sunday. New England won 51-23, dropping Chicago to 3-5. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Gabriel: Bears-Patriots Positives/Negatives

There must be some serious soul-searching by the Bears on their bye week.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is tackled in the third quarter of Chicago's 51-23 loss at New England on Sunday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bears-Patriots Fast Facts

The 38 points Chicago allowed in the first half set a franchise record for futility.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

Marc Trestman. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Trestman: ‘Poor’ Decision By Houston To Celebrate, Which Led To Injury

‘We’re not paid to play,” Marc Trestman says. “We’re paid to win.”

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

Bears guard Matt Slauson. (Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Houston, Slauson Injured; No Answer For Gronkowski

Lamarr Houston is set to have an MRI on his knee, while Matt Slauson left with his right arm in a sling.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks off the field during a break in action against the Patriots. New England won 51-23, dropping Chicago to 3-5. ( Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Durkin: Plenty Of Blame For Bears’ Debacle

Chicago’s issues span personnel, coaching and the players.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

Bears defensive lineman Lamarr Houston, right. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lamarr Houston Injures Knee While Celebrating With Bears Down 25

No, you can’t make these things up.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

Shane Vereen  of the New England Patriots carries the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Rout Bears, 51-23

Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes, and the Patriots dominated throughout.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

Jordan Mills. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears-Patriots: Briggs, Bostic, Mills Inactive

Michael Ola will start in place of Jordan Mills at right tackle.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Patriots

Heading into Foxboro, the Bears’ season has reached a tipping point.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Patriots

Chicago faces New England on the road Sunday at noon.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Marshall Using Frustration As ‘Fuel’

“You’ve got to take that frustration and use it as fuel,” Brandon Marshall says.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Kyle Fuller runs back an interception against the San Francisco 49ers. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Fuller Is Probable For Sunday, But Briggs Is Doubtful

Also, Jon Bostic is doubtful, and Jordan Mills is questionable.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bears-Patriots: 5 Matchups To Watch

Chicago needs to find a way to disrupt the rhythm of New England’s passing game.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Patriots Are Dominant In October

New England is an NFL-best 40-9 in October since 2003.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Gronkowski Nearing Full Strength

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s recent play shows he’s once again a coverage mismatch.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Kyle Fuller runs back an interception against the San Francisco 49ers. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Fuller, Bennett, McCray Sit Out Practice

Chris Conte was a full participant, suggesting he’ll be ready to play Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Tom Brady. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – New England Patriots

The Patriots aren’t as dominant as they’ve been in the past, but they’re still a very dangerous team.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Bears safety Brock Vereen. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Sunday Will Be A Family Affair For The Vereens

Bears safety Brock Vereen will face older brother Shane, a Patriots running back, this Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2014

(Credit: Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images)

CBS Sports’ Trent Green Talks Patriots-Jets On TNF

The Patriots and Jets are headed in opposite directions.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Brandon LaFell #19 of the New England Patriots after a touchdown reception during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Jets-Patriots

These divisional rivals are going in opposite directions.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

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