Chicago Bears: Grading Ugly 51-23 Loss To Patriots

1 of 7

Oct 26, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) scores a touchdown as New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) defends during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 51-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears were hoping to put the memory of their disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins behind them coming into their Week 8 matchup against the New England Patriots. While it is still somewhat early in the season, this was a must-win game for the Bears if they hoped to remain in playoff contention.

While I predicted the Bears would more than likely lose this contest, what I did not foresee was a Bears team that was totally outmatched in nearly every phase of the game. The Patriots dominated from the offset, scoring the first 17 points of the game.

And even when the Bears did manage to cut the deficit to 17-7 in the second quarter, the Patriots responded with 21 unanswered points to take a 38-7 lead into halftime. The remaining 30 minutes of the contest was a mere formality, as the Patriots cruised to an easy 51-23 victory, their fourth in a row.

As you can imagine, there weren’t too many positives to speak of from this game. That being said, here is a look at how the Bears graded out in this humiliating loss.