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Patriots vs. Bears: Chicago defeats New England 33-14 on Monday Night

New England falls to 3-4 on the season.

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The New England Patriots (3-4) got run out of their own building by the Chicago Bears (3-4) on Monday Night by a final score of 33-14.

After Mac Jones got the start and dug New England into an early 10-0 hole, Bailey Zappe took over and made some magic happen. The Patriots reclaimed a 14-10 lead, but found no more success from there on out.

Defensively, the Patriots struggled to contain Justin Fields and the Bears’ running back duo. Fields himself tallied 83 yards and a score on the ground, while also making plays with his legs in the passing game.

Here’s everything else that went down.

Final Score: Patriots (3-4) 14 : 33 Bears (3-4)

October 24, 8:15 p.m. ET | Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA | Broadcast Information | Inactives

First quarter

The Bears won the coin toss and deferred, putting Mac Jones and the Patriots offense on the field to start the night. New England got off to a slow start, as a pair of Rhamondre Stevenson touches combined for negative yards before Jones scrambled for just a six-yard gain on third down. Jake Bailey punted to Chicago after the three-and-out.

Chicago started their first drive of the night with a pair of handoffs to David Montgomery. Facing a third-down, Justin Fields found Darnell Mooney on a well-executed rub route for a 20-yard conversion. Field then found Equanimeous St. Brown for an 11-yard first down on his next pass before the Chicago offense stalled just outside the red area. Cairo Santos hit a 42-yard field goal to give the Bears an early lead. [Patriots 0 : 3 Bears]

New England plagued themselves on their next offensive possession, as Trent Brown was flagged for a hold and a false start. The Patriots were not able to overcome the mistakes and again punted back to Chicago after a three-and-out.

Justin Fields and the Bears got right back to work in their second possession, as Fields connected with St. Brown and old pal N’Keal Harry for 19- and 14-yard gains. After back-to-back eight-yard runs by David Montgomery and Fields, the quarterback kept it himself for a three-yard touchdown run. [Patriots 0 : 10 Bears]

The Patriots finally picked up their first first-down of the game on their next drive, as Jones scrambled himself on third-and-five for 10 yards. Two plays later, Jones found Hunter Henry across the middle of the field for 12-yard gain before scrambling for another eight-yard gain shortly after to set New England up in a third-and-short situation. The Patriots picked it up, but Jones tried to force a ball downfield to Jonnu Smith two plays after and was intercepted by Jaquan Brisker.

Second quarter

New England’s defense came to life in the second quarter, as Anfernee Jennings forced an incompletion on first down and Marcus Jones had an impressive pass breakup the next play. On third-down, New England was clean in coverage downfield allowing Matthew Judon to bring down Fields in the backfield.

After a shaky start in his return, Bailey Zappe replaced Mac Jones at quarterback and got right to work. Zappe found Jonnu Smith underneath and then Stevenson on third-down for 20 yards. The next play, Zappe struck off play-action hitting Jakobi Meyers downfield for a 30-yard touchdown. [Patriots 7 : 10 Bears]

Chicago’s next drive started on a 15-yard run by Justin Fields. After a pair of Montgomery carries, Fields’ third-down pass was tipped by Matthew Judon and intercepted by Myles Bryant.

Bailey Zappe got right back to work following the interception, hitting DeVante Parker downfield off play-action for a 43-yard gain. Two plays later, Rhamondre Stevenson punched home a four-yard touchdown to give New England the lead. [Patriots 14 : 10 Bears]

Now trailing, Chicago turned back to the ground game. After another designed QB run for Fields for five yards, Khalil Herbert picked up 14 yards on a pair of carries. Fields then went to work through the air, hitting Mooney for 16 yards and another first down. Three plays later, Fields kept another one of his own on third-down for a conversion. Immediately after the two minute warning, Fields found Khalil Herbert on a screen for a 25-yard catch and run touchdown. [Patriots 14 : 17 Bears]

With 1:49 remaining in the half, Zappe hit DeVante Parker near the boundary for a 12-yard gain. On the following play, Meyers motioned into the backfield and Zappe went to hand the ball off to him, resulting in a fumble. Chicago recovered and took over at the New England 37-yard line.

Back with the ball, Fields’ legs made a difference again. After being sacked by Judon on second down, Fields worked his magic for a 20-yard scramble on third-and-14. With 30 seconds remaining, Jennings got to Fields the next play forcing a fumble and 15-yard sack. On a third-and-16 with 19 seconds remaining, Fields found Mooney for a conversion. New England then held Chicago to a field goal, as Santos connected from 23 yards. [Patriots 14 : 20 Bears]

Third quarter

With their first possession of the second half, Fields’ continued to make a difference with his legs picking up a seven-yard third-down conversion. Chicago struck on a 29-yard end around to Dante Pettis the next play to quickly move the ball across midfield. After an 11-yard pass to St. Brown the following play, New England held Chicago to a 38-yard field goal. [Patriots 14 : 23 Bears]

Injury Report: Safety Kyle Dugger is questionable to return (ankle)

With Bailey Zappe still under center, New England’s offense was shutout to start the second half. A third-down sack by Roquan Smith led to a punt.

On third-down during their next possession, Fields rolled out to his left and hit Cole Kmet down the sideline for a 26-yard gain. Keep the ball on the ground, Chicago picked up one additional first down before Cairo Santos nailed a 50-yard field goal to extends Chicago’s lead. [Patriots 14 : 26 Bears]

New England went backwards to start their next drive as Trent Brown was flagged for his fourth penalty of the night, this time tripping. Two check downs to Stevenson set up third-and-short but Zappe’s pass to Parker was tipped at the line of scrimmage and fell incomplete.

A 27-yard return from Pettis set the Bears up at the New England 39-yard line. Facing an immediate third-and-four, Fields found St. Brown for seven yards and a conversion. Chicago then turned to their backs, as Herbert picked up nine yards on two carries before Montgomery picked up 16 on two of his own. The next play, Montgomery plunged one in from one-yard out for a touchdown. [Patriots 14 : 33 Bears]

Fourth quarter

Bailey Zappe connected with Stevenson for 10 yards before the back got two more touches. On third-down, Zappe found Meyers for a conversion before hitting Parker for a 13-yard completion two plays later. After a Cole Strange hold backed New England up, Zappe’s pass was tipped and intercepted.

Injury Report: OL David Andrews is being evaluated for a head injury.

With just under eight minutes remaining, Herbert broke off a 13-yard run to move the chains. Three straight runs then set Chicago up with a fourth-and-one, which they took a delay of game and then punted.

After a check down to Stevenson for nine yards, Zappe found Tyquan Thornton for a 19-yard gain across the middle of the field. A then third-down pass to Parker was incomplete, setting up a fourth-and-two from the 50-yard line. On fourth-down, Zappe’s pass was intercepted by Kyler Gordon and returned 42 yards to the Patriots 10-yard line.

With a 19-point lead and just over two minutes remaining, Chicago kept the ball on the ground to bleed out the clock. On fourth-and-goal from the New England two, Fields took a knee.

The Patriots retook the field with 25 seconds remaining and kneed the ball. [Patriots 14 : 33 Bears]

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