Oct 26, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) carries the ball as Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston (99) chases during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 51-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Passing Defense: F
When you are playing against a quarterback with as much talent as Tom Brady, you have to find a way to generate pressure. Needless to say, the Bears didn’t lay a hand on Brady all afternoon and he made them pay the price.
How good was Brady you ask?
Well, he completed 30 of 35 passes for 354 yards and five, yes count ’em five touchdowns. And unlike his counterpart, he did not turn the ball over. Rob Gronkowski feasted on the Bears’ defense the entire game, catching nine passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, Brandon LaFell had 11 catches for 124 yards and one touchdown. To say the Bears’ defense failed to show up would be a mild understatement. I will go even one step further by saying that a team that plays this badly on both sides of the football deserves to lose.