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New England Patriots links 10/22/18 - Special delivery: Patterson, Van Noy send returns

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NFL: New England Patriots at Chicago Bears Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports




  • NFL Game Center ( Patriots at Bears: Recap, stats, highlights.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) Patriots vs. Bears takeaways: New England exploits Chicago miscues, hangs on by one yard.
  • Analysis Team (ProFootballTalk) Refocused, NFL Week 7: New England 38, Chicago 31. “The Patriots’ offensive line was outstanding, giving Tom Brady ample time all day long.”
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Patriots stop Bears just short, hold on for 38-31 win.
  • Judy Battista ( Patriots survive Bears’ Hail Mary effort to earn fourth straight win.
  • Kalyn Kahler (SI) One yard proves to be the difference as Patriots defeat Bears.
  • Staff (ESPN) Cordarrelle Patterson reaches 20.82 MPH during TD return.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Sony Michel to have MRI on Monday.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB - NFL Week 7: By any means necessary.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) Football Morning in America: On benchings, bad calls and the big miss in Baltimore.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Sunday Freakout: Week 7 Takeaways - Cam’s epic comeback, Justin Tucker’s shocking miss, Bortles’s collapse is complete, Bears come up a yard short.
  • Around the NFL ( What we learned from Sunday’s Week 7 games: Thanks to strong special teams play, the Patriots overcame a pair of lost fumbles by Cordarrelle Patterson and Sony Michel that placed them in a 17-7 hole early in the second quarter.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 Things we learned from Week 7: 12. On a day they were without all-pro TE Rob Gronkowski (back injury), the Patriots benefited from two special teams TDs — a kickoff return from Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Van Noy’s return of a blocked punt — as they outlasted the Bears.
  • Riley McAtee (The Ringer) Hold my beer: The creative ways that losing teams outdid each other in Week 7.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 7 Grades: Patriots B+, Bears B-.
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) NFL Team grades for Week 7. Patriots C, Bears C-.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFL teams going for two slightly more often, slightly more successfully.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) 2018 NFL trade deadline: When it is, what you need to know.


  • Patrick Finley (Chicago Sun Times) Nothing special: Bears give up two special-teams TDs in 38-31 loss to Patriots.
  • Brad Biggs (Chicago Tribune) 10 Thoughts on the Bears’ 38-31 loss to the Patriots. 4. You can bet the Patriots will spend considerable time reviewing their ability to stop QBs from hurting them with their legs.
  • Colleen Kane (Chicago Tribune) A few big Bears mistakes, lack of a pass rush help Tom Brady come back comfortably.
  • Brad Biggs (Chicago Tribune) Even with a lot of breaks, the Bears aren’t good enough to knock off one of the NFL’s elite.
  • Dan Wiederer (Chicago Tribune) After an up-and-down performance, Bears QB Mitch Trubisky nails it: ‘Close doesn’t cut it’.
  • Rick Morrissey (Chicago Sun Times) Matt Nagy says Mitch Trubisky had a good game; I’ll have what he’s having.
  • Simon Kaufman (ChicagoBears) Inside Slant: Trubisky sees narrow loss as measuring stick.
  • Larry Mayer (ChicagoBears) Game recap: Bears downed by Patriots.
  • Rich Campbell (Chicago Tribune) Play of the game: Patriots bulldoze the Bears by returning a blocked punt for a touchdown.
  • Adam L. Jahns (Chicago Sun Times) Bears WR Kevin White nearly becomes hero with Hail Mary catch vs. Patriots.
  • Mark Potash (Chicago Sun Times) No excuses: Bears’ defense humbled by Tom Brady & Co. — ’The Patriots beat us’.
  • Patrick Finley (Chicago Sun Times) Good, bad and worse: How the Bears fared in their Week 7 loss to the Patriots.