Chicago Bears 33 vs. 14 New England Patriots summary: stats and highlights | Week 7
The Chicago Bears used a second half surge to defeat Bailey Zappe and the streaking New England Patriots to put and end to their three game losing streak on Monday Night Football. Justin Fields had 281 yards of total offense and two touchdowns in the 33-14 victory from Gillette Stadium.
Bears use 10 days wisely
All the talk coming into the Week 7 finale was the Patriots offense over the last two games. No one was talking about how the slumping Bears had a 10 day mini bye to prepare for Monday night.
Chicago played Washington last Thursday which gave the Bears time to prepare for Mac Jones, Billy Zappe, or whoever was going to be under center for the Patriots.
Bill Belichick started Mac Jones after he was cleared to play following an ankle injury suffered in Week 4. Jones knew the Pats had won the last two games in blowouts and no doubt felt the pressure coming back to play in front of the home fans.
Jones benched after three possessions
It took just three possessions in which the Pats had two three and outs and Jones threw a back foot lob that was picked before Bill Belichick, who was looking for win number 325, pulled his second year QB for the one-time third stringer Zappe in the second quarter.
In that time the Bears built up a 10-0 point lead as Justin Fields had the Chicago offense flying down the field. His three yard run would make it a two score game at the end of the first quarter and the Pats looked lost until Bailey Zappe came in.
After the Jones interception Zappe was called upon to try to bring New England back, and after just five minutes gave the Pats the 14-10 lead with two quick strike drives deep in the second quarter. Zappe found Jakobi Meyers on a 30 yard bomb to put the home side on the board. Following an interception, Rhamondre Stevenson scored a four yard touchdown to give New England the momentary lead.
Bears defense cause four TOs
The Bears punched back in a hurry scoring a touchdown just after the Two Minute Warning on a 25 yard screen pass to Khalil Herbert. Bailey Zappe would fumble on the next possession, which would turnout to be the beginning of the Pats downfall on offense, and set up the Bears for a field goal as the first half expired to stretch the lead to 20-14.
Zappe and the offense turned off after the break, going three and out on their opening two drives while the Chris Santos extended the Bears advantage to 26-14 with two of his four field goals on the night. David Montgomery would blow out the candles on the Zappe party with a 1 yard TD run to put the game out of reach for the Pats.
Justin Fields might have had his best day as a pro, going for 179 yards in the air with a touchdown and an interception, while adding 82 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown.
Decison time for Belichick.
Billy Zappe would throw two late interceptions trying to claw his team back into the game. The rookie ended the night with 185 yards a touchdown and two interceptions. Bill Belichick comes out of this game with more questions then answers at the quarterback position and will have to do some thinking about who he wants at quarterback when the Patriots take on the red hot New York Jets next week.
Gordon came up with the one handed snag to put the game on ice and get the celebration started from Foxborough.
The Bears forced the Pats into 4 turnovers including this one to Smith, but the Chicago defense wasn't done.
Montgomery barrelled his way into the endzone from the one yard line to put the game out of reach., and snap the Bears losing skid.
The Bears defense would force the Pats into back to back three and outs to start the second half, and the Bears connected on two field goal drives to streth the lead to 26-14.
The Bears killed the Pats momentum before the half with this 25 yard screen pass to Herbert who just walked in the end zone to take the 17-14 lead.
The Bears would get anoter field goal after a Zappe fumbled a handoff exhange.
Bryant came up with the pick on the next play, and it seemed like everything was rolling the Pats way.
Zappe came into the game and provided the immediate spark for the Patriots. This touchdown pass to Meyers caused an eruption around Gillette Stadium.
The Bear had 243 yards on the ground on Monday Nightt, and Justin Fields led everyone with 82 yards and this touchdown run.
THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FROM NEW ENGLAND!!!
The Bears blank the Pats in the second half as Chicago runs all over New England.
The Bears are firing on all cylinders tonight! The defense has forced one fumble and three interceptions including Smith's pick and 15 yard run back.
Zappe is picked off by Gordon! The pass was behind Thornton and Gordon stepped in and took it 46 yards to the NE 10.
Zappe looked for the deep shot to Parker but overthrew him. 4th and 2 coming up from the 50.
Stevenson gets the hand off up the middle and he gets 7 yards to bring up 3rd and short.
Zappe to Stevenson out of the backfield and that picks up a yard.
2nd and 9 from the NE 43.
Zappe hits Thorton on the 19 yard gain on 3rd down and the Pats go hurry up.
1st and 10 from the NE 42.
Zappe's pass was almost picked off again. It was tipped at the line by Jones at the line.
2nd and 10 from the NE 14.
The Bears punt it away, and the Pats will get it back. Time is almost up for the Pats who have seen their offense disappear in the second half.
Herbert is stopped short of the marker on 3rd and 5, but the Bears might go for it on 4th and 1 from the NE 41.
Back to Herbert again, and he gets a yard to set up 3rd and 5 with under 6 minutes to go.
Herbert gets a second straight hand off and he gets 4 yards on the first down run.
2nd and 6 from the NE 46.
Herbert breaking through tackles on first down and picking up 13 yards for a first down.
1st and 10 from the 50.
Zappe's pass is tipped by Robinson at the line and picked by Smith! The big man took it 15 yard on the return, but a blind side block penalty will have the Bears starting their drive from the CHI 37.
Zappe gets two yards on the scramble, but a holding call against the Pats will back NE up to 2nd and 20 from the NE 46.
Zappe looking for Smith on the rigth side but he throws it into the dirt.
2nd and 10 from the CHI 44.
Zappe connects on a 13 yard strike to Parker for 13 yards on a dangerous slant pattern over the middle.
1st and 10 from the CHI 44.
Zappe over the middle to Meyers and that will move the chains after the 4 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the NE 39.
Zappe to Stevenson out of the backfield for a gain of 2 yards.
3rd and 3 fro the NE 35 coming up.
Stevenson up the middle for 5 yards.
2nd and 5 from the NE 33.
The Pats start the drive at the 18 and Stevenson gets 10 yards on the pass out of the backfield.
1st and 10 from the NE 28.
The Bears run game has dominated tonight, going for 214 yards and Montgomery punches it in from the 1 yard line.
Montgomery barrells into the endzone on the one yard TD run and the Bears are in complete control of this game.
Chicago lead 33-14 with 12:13 to go in the game.
Montgomery got 4 yards on 1st and Goal and the Bears are a yard away from making this a three possession game.
Montgomery picks up the first down and more after trucking one defender and he picks up 12 yards to get inside the 10.
1st and Goal from the NE 5.
Herbert gets the toss to the left and he picks up five and a half and the Bears will have 3rd and short from the NE 18.
After the quarter change Herbert gets the handoff and picks up three yards.
2nd and 7 from the NE 23.
Fields with all kinds of time and he finds St. Brown on the crossing route for a 7 yard gain.
That brings us to the end of the third quarter and Chicago extended their lead to 12 out fo the halftime break.
Pass to the flat for Pettis who gets 2 yards and the Bears will have 3rd and 4 from the NE 33.
Herbert with the handoff on first down and he gets 4 yards up the middle.
2nd and 6 from the NE 35 coming up.
Pettis with a big return on the low punt and he takes it 27 yards to the NE 39 to give the Bears great field position up by 12.
Zappe pressured and his arm was hit on the release.
The penalty kills the Pats chances to move the ball. They will punt again down nine with time running out in the third quater.
Stevenson over the middle an he was looking to run for the first down but was but down after a gain of 8 .
3rd and 2 coming up from the 33.
Zappe to Stevenson out fo the backfield and that goes for 10 yards.
2nd and 10 from the NE 25 after the penalty and the pick up.
Zappe his Henry for a 6 yard gain, but a tripping penalty against the Pats will bring the Pats back to 1st and 20 from the NE 15.
Zappe is back in the game after a fumble and a three and out on the last two drives.
NE start their drive at the 25.
FIELD GOAL BEARS!!!
Santos drills his fourth field goal of the night, this one from 50 yards and the Bears extend their lead to 26-14.
New England need and answer with 3:50 to go in the third.
Montgomery gets 5 yards on 3rd down, and the Bears will try for another field goal.
Montgomery goes to the right side on the hand off and picks up 2 yards.
3rd and 8 from the NE 37.
Fields overthrows it to Mooney in the end zone, but Fields is getting plenty of time on those roll outs. Big play potential for the rest of this game.
2nd and 10 from the NE 39.
Fields on the QB sneak and that will be enough for the first down.
1st and 10 from the NE 30.
Montgomery gets three yards and that sets up 3rd and 1 from the NE 40.
Fields escapes the the pressure and lobs it up for Kmet for a 26 yard gain. Kmet was yelling for his team to snap it quick and they get off the the first down play before the flag came in.
Montgomery got 6 yards on the first down after the big gain.
2nd and 4 from the NE 43.
Montgomery gets 3 yards on 2nd down.
3rd and 7 from the CHI 25.
Fields almost threw a pick after feeling some pressure in the backfield. Tavai couldn't come up with the pick and it's 2nd and 10 from the CHI 22.
A holding flag will take the Bears back to the CHI 25 and that's where the Bears will take over with a nine point lead.
Zappe is dropped in the backfield after the delayed blitz by Smith and the Pats go three and out!!
This is a dangerous time for the Pats right now, they need a stop on this next drive.
Zappe's pass is tippeed at the line and incomplete and the Pats are facing 3rd and 6 from the NE 29.
How does Zappe respond after the fumble that has the Pats down 9 points?
They start their drive from the 25 and Harris gets 4 yards on first down.
2nd and 6 from the NE 24.
FIELD GOAL BEARS!!!
Santos drills the 38 yard field goal and makes it a two possession game.
Chicago leds 23-14 with 9:47 to go in the third quater.
Fields going to the end zone for St. Brown, but the WR didn't have a chance at the overthrown ball.
4th down and the Bears will kick the field goal.
Toss to Herbert who runs right and picks up 4 yards. 3rd and long coming up from the NE 20.
After a false start backed the Bears to 1st and 15 from the 25 Fields gets just a yard after the Pats broke into the back field.
2nd and 14 from the NE 24.
Fields rolling left and he finds St. Brown on an 11 yards gain. Patient stuff from Chicago and Fields.
1st and 10 from the NE 20.
Herbert to the right side and he gains 5 on first down.
2nd and 5 from the NE 31.
Pettis on the end around and he bursts up the right sideline for a gain of 29 yards.
1st and 10 from the CHI 35.
Fields fumbled the snap in the shotgun, but kept his cool and ran for seven yards and picks up the first down.
1st and 10 from the NE 36.
Fields looking for Mooney, and he was lucky not to be picked by Peppers on that pass to the falt.
3rd and 6 from the CHi 28.
WE ARE BACK UNDERWAY IN NEW ENGLAND WITH THE BEARS LEADING BY SIX!!!
CHI start their drive from the 24 yard line and Herbert gets the toss to the left and he picks up 3 yards.
2nd and 6 from the 27 coming up.
On Zappe's fourth play of the night he finds Meyers on the 30 yard bomb for the first score of the Pats night.
Jones went 3/6 for 13 yards and an interception before getting pulled.
Zappe went 5/6 for 109 yards and a TD, but a fumbled hand off gave the Bears a chance to extend the lead before halftime.
Justin Fields has 133 yards and 1 TD with 1 INT after 9/13 passing. The Bears have 114 yards rushing including Fields' 74 yards on 10 rushes.
FIELD GOAL CHICAGO!!!
The Bears settle for a field goal as Santos hits the 23 yard kick.
CHI goes into the half up 20-14.
Fields moving out of the pocket and pateintly finds Mooney on the right sideline for a 17 yard gain on 3rd and 16.
1st and Goal from the NE 10.
Fields on the keeper out of the shotgun and he picks up 9 yards and that will bring up a 3rd and 16 frrom the NE 27 with 19 seconds left in the half.
Fields is dropped in the backfield and lost the ball, but recovered it after a loss of 12.
2nd and 25 from the NE 36.
Fields picks up a 1st down on 3rd and 14. He was about to get sacked but slippped the tackle and turned on the jets for 20 yards.
1st and 10 from the NE 21.
Zappe fumbled the exchange with is running back and Hones recovers the loose ball!
CHI takes over from the NE 37.
Zappe on the out route to Parker and that picks up 12 yars and a first down from the NE 39.
Zappe starts the 2 minute drive with his first incompletion of his night.
NE bring the blitz and a perfect screen play call to Herbert allows the RB to take it 25 yards for the TD catch and run.
Chicago take the lead back 17-14 with 1:54 to go.
Fields with the run to the elft side and he picks up 9 yards on 3rd and 5.
1st and 10 from the NE 25 as we come to the Two Minute Warning.
Fields runs out of bounds on the run to the right for no gain.
Timeout Pats with 2:14 left.
Fields finds Griffin over the middle for 5 yards.
2nd and 5 from the NE 34.
Fields HIts Mooney who just sat in the zone for a 16 yard gain. over the middle.
1st and 10 from the NE 39.
Herbert with a burst up the middle of 10 yards and the Bears aro around midfield after the first down run.
Fields gets the first down on the QB keeper but just barley.
1st and 10 from the CHI 35.
Herbert gets the run to the right side for 4 yards and the Bears will have a 3rd and 1 from the 34.
The Bears start their drive at the 25 after giving up 2 straight TDs and it's Fields up the middle for a 5 yards gain.
2nd and 5 from the CHI 30.
Stevenson with a run up the middle, but it to the outside and walked into the endzone on a 4 yard TD run.
The Pats lead 14-10 on the blink of an eye!
Zappe going down the field to Parker and those to connect down the left sideline on a 43 yard bomb!!
1st and Goal from the CHI 7.
Fields' pass was tipped at the line and picked by Bryant!!! This ball game has changed since Zappe came into the ball game.
NE will take over from the 50 after the pick, and have a chance to take the lead after going down 10.
Handoff to Montgomery who gtes 4 yards on a run up the middle.
3rd and 5 from the 50.
MOntgomery stopped for maybe a gain of one.
2nda dn 9 from the CHI 46.
Fields on a designed run to the right side and takes itup the sideline for a 15 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the CHI 45.
The Bears will start their drive from their 30 yard line after a 27 yard return from Herbert.
Zappe needed all off four plays to get the Pats in to the endzone!! He found Meyers wide open. He made the catch, popped up and lunged over the goal line for the 30 yard TD.
NE is back in this game! CHI still have the 10-7 lead, but NE have a new spark with Zappe under center.
The Bears brought the blitz, Zappe spotted it and found Stevenson out of the backfield for a big gain on 3rd down for 20 yards.
1st and 10 from the NE 30.
Harris gets a yard on the pitch to the right side.
3rd and 5 coming up at the 50.
ZAPPE COMES INTO THE GAME FOR THE FOURTH SERIES AND THE CROWD ERUPTS!
HE hits Smith for 4 yards on his first pass. 2nd and 6 from the NE 49.
Fields rolling out and taking way too long to decide on third down. He got swallowed up in the backfield and the Bears will punt.
NE will get the ball back at their 45 after a nine yard return by Jones.
Fields is almost picked by Jones on the pass to Mooney.
3rd and 10 coming up.
Pass to the flat batted down by Jennings at the line and the Bears will have 2nd and 10 from the CHI 27.
Jones rolled right and threw it off his back foot and it's Brisker of all people who picked off the lofted pass and the Bears get the ball at the CHI 27.
Chicago is all over the Pats with 13:08 to go in the second quarter.
Jones looking for Harris out of the backfield after the play action and Harris dropped it.
2nd and 10 frm the CHI 36.
Brisker walked off the field on his own.
Stevenson picked up maybe a yard, and the refs bring the chains out. He got enough and the Pats get a first down at the CHI 36.
Jones again taking it with his legs and he picks up 8 yards to bbring up 3rd and short from the CHI 37.
Brisker was injured on the play, and that could be a big loss for this defense.
Stevenson with another run, but he is stopped at the line of scrimmage. Nothing going except Jones on the Pats run game.
2nd and 10 from the CHI 46.
Jones over the midle to Henry for a 12 yard gain and the Pats are in Bears territory for the first time as we head to the second quarter from New England.
Stevenson runs right and picks up 4 yards on 1st down.
2nd and 6 coming up on the last play of the quarter.
Jones saw the seas part and tucked and run for a 10 yard run to move the chains for the first time tonight.
1st and 10 from the NE 28.
Stevenson gets five yards on 2nd down.
3rd and 5 from the NE 28
JOnes looking deep down the left sideline forThorton bu tthe pass was too far out ahead of the WR.
2nd and 10 from the 23.
Jones returns the kickoff for 22 yards to the NE 23. There have been some Zappe chants around the stadium, but it's Jones under center on the third possession on the night.
That's a sight for sore eyes. Not just Fields punching it into the end zone, but Fields moving out of the pocket to create with his legs.
It's Fields on the QB roll out to the left and he was running it the whole way. Three yard TD to finish off the second scoring drive of the Bears night.
CHI lead NE 10-0 with 2:11 left.
Montgomery spins out of a tackle at the first down marker and drags the pile for 8 yards.
1st and Goal from the NE 3.
Fields on a designed run, going up the gut and picking up 8 yards on first down.
2nd and 2 from the NE 11. CHI can't afford to settle for 3 points on this drive.
Fields over the middle and he hits Harry for a gain of 14 yards and another 1st down.
1st and 10 from the NE 19.
On 3rd down Fields rolls out and finds St. Brown for a 19 yard gain to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the NE 33.
Pitch to Montgomery and Jones was stopped for a loss of two.
3rd and 6 from the CHI 48.
1st down pass in the flat to Kmet who follows his blockers for 6 yards.
2nd and 4 from the 50.
The Pats second punt of the night will have the Bears starting with great field position again.
1st and 10 from the CHI 44.
After a false start, Stevensone gets the hand off out of the shotgun for a gain of just 5 yards. Boos are ringing out around Gillette, maybe about the play call, maybe about Jones being under center and Zappe on the bench.
Jones steps up in the pocket and hits Harris for two yards.
3rd and 5 coming up for the Pats, who are looking to avoid a second straight three and out.
Jones was sacked in the backfield, but offsetting penalties will bring up 2nd and 7 again.
Stevenson gets the first down hand off and gets 3 yards.
2nd and 7 from the 23.
JOnes takes the kick out of the endzone again and gets to the 20, and That's where the Jones will start the Pats second drive.
FIELD GOAL BEARS!!!
Santos comes on and hits the 42 yard field goal to put the Bears on the board first.
Chicago leads 3-0 with 9:02 to go in the first quarter.
On 3rd and long, the Bears go back to Montgomery who took it 9 yards, but the Pats will force a field goal on 4th and 5.
Scoring touchdowns has been a problem for CHI and they fail to punch it into the end zone on their first drive.
The pitch back to Montgomery was muffed, but the CHI RB jumped on it, but it will still be 3rd and long from the NE 33.
Fields looking for St. Brown on the pass to the flat, but that throw was well under thrown.
2nd and 10 from the NE 29.
Fields connects with St. Brown for an 11 yard pass on the left side.
1st and 10 from the NE 29.
Fields on the roll out and he finds Mooney on the right sideline for a 20 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the NE 40 and that's what the Bears need to do. Get Fields on the move and let him make playes.
MOngomery gets two yards on his second straight hand off and the Bears will be looking at 3rd and 4 from the CHI 40.
The Bears start their drive from the CHI 34 , and Justin Fields hands it off to Montgomery for a four yard gain first down. The Bears had 237 yard rushing last week, but they are going up against one of the top rushing defenses in the league.
2nd and 6 coming up from the CHI 38
Jones tucks and runs on 3rd and long and picks up just 6 yards.
4th and 6 coming up. Jones and the Pats go 3 and out to start the game.
Jones looking for Stevenson on the screen and that gets blown up for a loss of a yard.
3rd and 11 from the NE 16.
It's Jomes in the back field and his first pass since getting injured in Week 4 is a little too high for Thorton, but offsetting penalties will force a replay of the down.
2nd and 10 again.
Stevenson gets the opening handoff of the game, and he gets dropped at the line of scrimmage.
2nd and 10 from the 16 coming up.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM GILLETTE STADIUM!!!
The Bears kickoff to start after winning the toss and differing, and the Pats will start their drive at the 16 after Jones takes it 19 yards on the return.
According to Bet365.com the Patriots are 8.5 point favorites and the Over/Under is 40. I like the Pats to cover and the over. I'm calling a NE win, 27-14
Fields fortune to turn tonight?
Justin Fields is averaging less than 150 yards passing and has more interceptions (5) than touchdowns (4). He has thrown just two touchdowns in the last five games. If there’s one thing that Fields does do is run the ball. He has 282 yards one touchdown one the ground.
Belichick inching closer to Shula
With the win over the Browns, Bill Belichick tied George Halas for second winningest head coach of all time. He now has a chance to take control of second all time against a team in which Halas won all of his games, the Chicago Bears. With a win tonight Belichick will move to 325 wins and trail Don Shula’s all time record by just 22 wins.
The legend of Bailey Zappe
The former Western Kentucky Hilltopper quarterback came in as the third string quarterback in the game against the Green Bay Packers and took Aaron Rodgers and the Pack to overtime in Lambeau. The Pats would go on to lose that game, but they have been rolling over the last two games. Zappe had 188 yards a TD and and INT in the blowout win over the Lions, and then blew up for 309 yards and two touchdowns.
Who starts tonight?
Mac Jones is back and Bailey Zappe has won two straight games. Bill Belichick has been very hush hush about who will start under center tonight for the Patriots.
Justin Fields knows if the Bears are going to win he is going to have to be a big reason why. He has struggled this year, but it hasn’t been all his fault. His offensive line has allowed pressure on their quarterback all season. Chicago need their hogs up front to protect the quarterback to have a chance against this talented Pats defense.
Mac is back for the New England Patriots. The Pats QB went down with an ankle injury in a Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers and has missed the last two games. He was just 1-2 through the first three weeks, and Bailey Zappe came in and caused quite a stir over the last two games leading the Patriots to two convincing wins in his time under center. There’s some added pressure on Jones coming into tonight’s game with the recent success of Zappe on everyones mind.
Bears last week
Chicago lost one of the ugliest games of the year last week against the Washington Commanders. Despite 237 yards on the ground and three trips to the end zone they came up with only one touchdown and it didn’t come on a drive in which they entered the red zone. The defense kept them in the game and gave Justin Fields and the offense a chance on the final play of the game. On 4th and Goal from the 4, Fields hit Darnell Mooney on the goal line, but he was stopped just inches short of the goal line and the Bears dropped to 2-4.
Patriots last week
The New England Patriots spanked the Cleveland Browns last week in a game where they kept the best rushing duo in the league to a season low 70 yards on the ground. Bailey Zappe threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns and the defense forced four turnovers in the 38-15 win.
We are live from Foxborough
Hello everyone and welcome to New England where the Patriots coming into tonight riding a two game winning streak on the shoulders of the Pats’ one time third string quarterback. Things have started to unravel of the Bears. They one two of their first three, but are in the midst of a three game slide and are having serious problems on the offensive end. Tonight they try to get back on track against a tough Patriots defense.
Bears vs. Patriots live
A Monday Night matchup of two teams going in opposite directions as the slumping Chicago Bears travel to Foxborough to take the streaking New England Patriots. AS English will be with you all night with live coverage, stats, scores and highlights of tonight’s game from Gillette Stadium.
To be able to comment you must be registered and logged in. Forgot password?