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The Bear’s Den, October 22, 2018

Un-special teams, sloppy play, nagging injuries, a “bad” 414 yard game from Trubisky, this one was pretty weird.

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NFL: New England Patriots at Chicago Bears
New England Patriots running back James White (28) is tackled by Chicago Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith (58) at Soldier Field. 
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Mullin: Bears set “a new standard here” even in 38-31 loss to Patriots - NBC Sports Chicago - Despite losing to the Patriots by just a touchdown, the Bears know that coming close to victory does not cut it anymore.

Chicago Bears-New England Patriots Postgame Show: Blunders in All Three Phases Lead to Bears’ Demise Against Patriots - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Da Bears Brothers share their comprehensive game recap with their instant analysis and insight on the Chicago Bears Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

Bears Draw to Within Seven After Trey Burton’s Fourth-Quarter TD (VIDEOS) - Bleacher Nation - They were not done yet.

Game recap: Bears downed by Patriots - - The Bears battled Tom Brady and the Patriots toe-to-toe in an entertaining seesaw shootout Sunday at Soldier Field before ultimately coming up a yard short in a 38-31 loss.

Pace scouts Brady, Patriots before Sunday’s showdown - - Bears general manager Ryan Pace spoke to play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM prior to Sunday’s game against the Patriots. The following is a transcript of that interview.

2-Minute Drill: Bears yield two special-teams TDs - - The Bears forced and recovered this fumble on special teams early in Sunday’s game against the Patriots, but the “third phase” later allowed two touchdowns that proved costly in a 38-31 loss.

Cox: Studs and duds from Chicago Bears’ 38-31 loss to New England Patriots - Bears Wire -The Chicago Bears were rough on all three phases in their Week 7 loss to the New England Patriots. It wasn’t *all* bad though.

Perez: 5 takeaways from the Chicago Bears’ Week 7 loss to the Patriots - Bears Wire - A look at five key takeaways from the Chicago Bears’ loss to the New England Patriots in Week 7 of the 2018 NFL season

Kane: Bears come up short against Patriots in 38-31 loss at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - The Patriots extended their winning streak over the Bears to five games and 18 years with a 38-31 victory Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

Emma: Hail Mary Full Of Heartbreak For Bears - 670 The Score - Kevin White was stopped one yard short in the Bears' 38-31 loss to the Patriots.

Week 7: Patriots 38, Bears 31 - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears-Patriots game at Soldier Field on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

Bernstein: Sloppy Bears Can't Take Advantage - 670 The Score - The Bears played ugly football in a litmus test, falling 38-31 to the Patriots.

Brady Leads Patriots Past Bears, 38-31 - 670 The Score - Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns.

Watch: Mitchell Trubisky Scrambles For Impressive Bears Touchdown - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky ran a lot more than eight yards for the score.

Eurich: Bears dropped from first to last place in NFC North in Week 7 - 247Sports - The Bears lost their second game in a row and dropped to 3-3 on the season on Sunday afternoon by a score of 38-31. Because of the loss, the team also fell all the way down to last place in the division.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears' Hail Mary comes up 1 yard short vs. New England Patriots - ESPN - The Patriots escaped Chicago with a 38-31 victory on Sunday after they successfully kept Bears receiver Kevin White out of the end zone following a 62-yard heave from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

This is How Close the Bears Came to Connecting on a Hail Mary TD as Time Expired (VIDEO) - Bleacher Nation - Missed it by that much.

Patriots vs. Bears - Game Recap - October 21, 2018 - ESPN - Get a recap of the New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears football game.

Alper: Patriots stop Bears just short, hold on for 38-31 win – ProFootballTalk - There will be plenty of errors for the Patriots to look at when they study the film of Sunday's game against the Bears, but they can take some comfort from the fact that they aren't licking their wounds after a loss.

Jahns: Bears' gaffes on special teams were especially bad vs. the Patriots - Sun Times - The Bears allowed 14 points on special teams against the Patriots.

Bears, Patriots final score: Special teams allow two TD in loss to Patriots - Sun Times - The Bears were knocked down to 3-3 and into their first losing streak of the season.

Rosenbloom: Trying to find progress with Mitch Trubisky and the Bears - Chicago Tribune -This would feel like the Bears’ opening night. Then, the new Bears took on the Packers, the ruling class of the division most of the last 25 years. Sunday, the 3-2 Bears who led the NFC North faced the Patriots, the kings of the NFL most of this millennium. Spoiler alert: Face-plant again.


Deshaun Watson took bus to Jacksonville for win over Jaguars - - The Houston Texans have won four games in a row, with the last three coming on gutsy performances from their budding star quarterback. Watson took an unconventional route to the victory.


3 things we learned in the Lions’ Week 7 victory over the Dolphins - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions got another win in Miami, but it wasn’t the usual suspects who carried the team.

Minnesota Vikings 37, New York Jets 17: Vikings overcome ugly start for third straight win - Daily Norseman - It wasn’t pretty, but the Vikings got the job done

Adam Thielen ties NFL record with another 100-yard receiving game – ProFootballTalk - All Adam Thielen does is get 100-yard games. Week after week after week after . . . . The Vikings receiver tied an NFL record Sunday with his seventh consecutive 100-yard game to begin a season. He made nine catches for 110 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 37-17 victory over the Jets.


Curl's 2-18 NFL Week 7 Postgame: Bears make too many mistakes to keep up with the Patriots in 38-31 loss - Windy City Gridiron - This was an opportunity for the Bears to step up and show the league they’re a real threat for a deep playoff run. They missed that opportunity like it was an open-field tackle.

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Patriots - Windy City Gridiron - The class of the NFL visits Soldier Field today. Here’s how the WCG staff sees it playing out for the Bears.


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