But Patriots fans received bad news regarding their Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field: Gronkowski didn't travel with the team to Chicago, and thus it's highly unlikely that he will be playing in the game barring him making the trip at the last minute. Also can't forget that Julian Edelman muffed a punt, but recovered his own muff. He lost a fumble on the play and needed assistance to get to the sideline. In a game where plenty of weird stuff happened, it's a good thing for the Patriots that the biggest special teams plays went in their favor. In the previous three games, Michel rushed for 316 yards and four touchdowns. They forced turnovers but struggled with penalties and defending against Trubisky when he took off and ran. "Just go out there and make a play if the ball comes your way". But the Patriots beat the Bears for the eighth time in nine games since the 1985 team got routed in the Super Bowl.
The second-year pro completed 26 of 50 passes for 333 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. "We were a yard away from tying the game".
"When you see that everybody does their job, and resorts back to their rules and plays by their rules, we can get a good play out of a situation like that". Not a ideal day for the defense, which also allowed a rushing touchdown to Jordan Howard and a touchdown catch to receiving back Tarik Cohen. He was getting close to the end zone.
- Sony Michel's injury hangs over the win. He was met there by defensive tackle Bilal Nichols, who wrapped up Michel and twisted the running back down to the field.
Michel was then carted to the locker room. It also is no secret that the Patriots have had trouble on the road this year, losing badly at both Jacksonville and Detroit back in September.