It's only a game in the sense that that's the word you'd use to describe it, because it was a blowout from the word go. Rob Gronkowski caught three touchdown passes. Brandon LaFell and Tim Wright also scored touchdowns. The Bears were down 31-7 in the first half before Jay Cutler was held up on a sack and a fumble forced, which was promptly returned for a touchdown.
Whatever words were used last week by Brandon Marshall in the locker room, they apparently didn't have the intended effect.
This loss stinks from the top down, one of those games that everything goes wrong, nothing goes right, and everything's out of hand before anything actually matters, including both of Jay Cutler's touchdowns and both of Jay Cutler's turnovers.
We'll still have Notes for you in the morning, because we still have some things to discuss. But for now, discuss the loss here.
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Bears Quick Stats:
Jay Cutler: 20/30, 227 yards, 3 TD, INT - 108.6 passer rating; 1 carry, 6 yards
Matt Forte: 19 carries, 114 yards; 6 receptions, 54 yards, TD
Alshon Jeffery: 5 receptions, 59 yards, TD
Martellus Bennett: 6 receptions, 95 yards, TD
Brandon Marshall: 3 receptions, 35 yards
Patriots Quick Stats:
Tom Brady: 30/35, 354 yards, 5 TD - 148.4 passer rating; 2 carries, 0 yards
Rob Gronkowsi: 9 receptions, 149 yards, 3 TD
Brandon LaFell: 11 receptions, 124 yards, TD
Tim Wright: 7 receptions, 61 yards, TD
Shane Vereen: 5 carries, 22 yards; 3 receptions, 23 yards
Jonas Gray: 17 carries, 86 yards