The New England Patriots are known for taking away what a team does best. Against the Chicago Bears, they shut down the deep ball
Over the past couple of weeks, the Chicago Bears offense exploded. It started with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had gone through the New England Patriots.
However, in those games, Trubisky was opening the offense up with the deep ball. While Trubisky had been better than some will give him throwing deep in the first three weeks, he was five of six for a touchdown when attempting passes 20 yards down the field.
Trubisky came off of the bye and completed three more deep passes, going 3-4 on the deep ball. This is where the New England Patriots targeted Trubisky.
Trubisky was 1-9 throwing deep, including an interception. Not good. Matt Nagy said that he saw a lot of shell from the Patriots, which means two safeties were playing deep and splitting the middle of the field. This took away a lot of the deep passing for Trubisky.
While it opened up the running of Trubisky and the middle of the field was wide open, the Bears could not use one play to get right back in it. They had to matriculate down the field.
That is where we saw Trubisky mistakes, and the New England Patriots take advantage.
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The New England Patriots were going to let Trubisky run all day, and he did for 81 yards. They were exposing the middle to Trey Burton, and he took advantage for 126 yards on nine receptions. However, they would not give up the game changer. The backbreaker. The New England Patriots did not beat themselves, and let the Bears decide their fate.