Which Chicago Bears were winners in Week 7 vs. Patriots?

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The Chicago Bears found their groove against the New England Patriots in big fashion with a 33-14 win on Monday Night Football in Foxborough, Massachusetts. It felt like most of the team was more prepared for the game than the Patriots. A lot of players contributed on both sides of the ball, which has led to a lot of winners from Monday night’s game.

The Chicago Bears relied on complementary football to beat the Patriots

Chicago Bears Stud No. 1: The entire Chicago Bears defense

This was a super dominant game from the Chicago Bears on the defensive side of the ball. Say what you want about the New England quarterback situation, but they made plays when it mattered. After an offensive spark from the Patriots, they were able to stop the momentum and build off the Bears’ offensive success.

The key players on defense played a big part today. Roquan Smith had a defensive player of the week type of game with twelve total tackles, a sack, and an interception. Both rookie defensive backs Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon had interceptions. Dominque Robinson, Trevis Gipson, and Robert Quinn all had strong days rushing the passer. The Bears’ defense controlled the line of scrimmage, for the most part, today thanks to a gritty effort from the guys up front.

The defense was opportunistic and very active tonight. We saw tipped balls in key spots as well as strong tackling to prevent big plays. Besides the blown coverage on the Jakobi Meyers touchdown by Eddie Jackson and Jaylon Johnson, there were no plays on defense that showed significant mistakes. This is a defense filled with young playmakers so a game like today says a lot about their preparation. It is never easy to outplay a defense led by Bill Belichick, but they did just that today.