Chicago Bears vs Patriots: Inside the Numbers
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Let’s take a look at some of the other numbers for these two franchises and the game on Sunday.
Da Windy City
The Patriots have gone 163-52 since 2000, with five trips to the Super Bowl and three Lombardi Trophies on their mantle. They’ve missed the playoffs just twice in that span and haven’t had a losing season since. Read that again, the Patriots haven’t had a losing season since 2000. Meanwhile, the Bears have been mired in mediocrity with one Super Bowl appearance and a loss in the NFC Championship.
Number of different starting quarterbacks the Bears have used since Tom Brady took over for the Patriots as their starting quarterback before Jay Cutler got to town.
The Patriots’ record at Gillette Stadium when leading at halftime. Do the Bears need any more incentive to avoid a slow start?
The Patriots current streak against the NFC North.
The number of teams that Tom Brady has never lost against. Guess what, the Bears are included on that list along with the Vikings, Falcons, Jaguars, Cowboys, Lions, Eagles and Bucs. Brady is a combined 27-0 against those 8 teams. When he’s got your number, he’s got your number.
The Patriots are the only team in the NFL that hasn’t allowed a pass play over 40 yards. Welcome to Revis Island boys.
The Patriots are tied for the league lead with 14 takeaways. The Patriots are a +9 in turnover ratio. The Bears are -1. Oy!
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Jay Cutler’s career Quarterback Rating against the New England Patriots. In two starts, Cutler is 0-2 with 1 TD and 4 INT’s.
In his last two games against the Patriots, Brandon Marshall has 282 yards and 1 TD on 13 catches. That’s going to be tough against Revis and Browner.
Number of targets for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. He’s got 31 catches for 409 yards and 4 TD’s. Who’s going to cover him on the Bears D?