Week 7: Patriots 38, Bears 31
In their biggest loss of the season, Chicago still was a yard shy on the final play of the game from potentially tying the game to go into overtime. But, without committing some costly mistakes, maybe the Bears might have come away with the victory.
Although Trubisky threw for over 300 yards and two touchdown, he barely completed over 50 percent of his passes, and did throw two interceptions on back-to-back possessions while being down by seven points. But, the biggest letdown in this game came from special teams (this time not by Parkey).
Chicago’s special teams unit surrendered two touchdowns on the afternoon. The first was in the second quarter when Patriots kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. In the third quarter, New England blocked a Pat O’Donnell punt and returned the recovery 29 yards for a touchdown. Had these two touchdown not been surrendered by the special teams unit, 14 points would’ve been wiped off the scoreboard for the Patriots, and the Bears would’ve potentially won this contest by seven points.