FOXBOROUGH, MA — The Chicago Bears traveled to Gillete Stadium to face the New England Patriots for the week’s inter-conference match. Both teams are coming off victories last week so it’s safe to say that they both should have momentum on their side.
Entering week 8, Tom Brady had only thrown 2 interceptions in his seven straight starts. This week he threw 3 picks, and they were all in the red zone! Brady was clearly frustrated from Chicago’s stingy defense that just allowed one touchdown in the late quarters. From start to finish, it was all Chicago. Matt Forte and company effectively moved the sticks through the Patriots’ vulnerable defense. Dating back to last week’s victory against the Miami Dolphins, the last score allowed was in the 3rd quarter. Tonight, the Bears were able to hold the Patriots’ aerial attack out of the endzone until the 3rd quarter! As for the Patriots’ run game.. wait.. there wasn’t any! The newly acquired star, Reggie Bush, was held to 19 yards on 9 carries… averaging a 2.1 per carry. With a recipe of multiple turnovers, no run game, and a horrendous defense… no coach can expect a victory.
A few words from the players and coaches
Coach Sean Nguyen: “Our overall performance was horrible. If you were watching what I was watching then you’d notice that our offense is one dimensional, and that our defense couldn’t stop the run. It was an embarrassing loss in front of our crowd. We were unprepared for the Bears, but give much credit to them. It’s time to move on and put our attention towards the Broncos for next week.
When asked about Reggie Bush – “It’s too soon to call the trade a bust, but we will look forward to what Reggie will bring as he settles into the Patriots’ offense. He’s a competitor and I’m sure he wants to show the world what he can do.”
Tom Brady: “Very frustrating loss this week.. it was probably the worst loss of my career. My three red-zone interceptions didn’t help either and it placed our defense in a very bad situation. The loss was obviously my fault but I have to set an example and move on.”
Matt Forte: “Great game this week. Obviously, you can tell that we had a great practice this week. Much credit to my O-line for paving the way for me to run because without them, I wouldn’t have all these touchdowns and yards. I’m just excited to finally have our bye week to rest my legs!”
The player who got it done…
Matt Forte was UNSTOPPABLE and the Chicago star sure made his presence was felt in Foxborough. He compiled a total of 198 total yards (11 yards receiving, 187 yards rushed, and 2 rushing touchdowns), and look for the beast to continue his success throughout the season.
The Bears will enter their bye week as (4-4) and the Patriots (6-2) will stay at home once again to fear the Denver Broncos (3-3).