Patriots Hold Off Bears 38-31 [VIDEO]
No doubt the New England Patriots will take the 38-31 win over the Bears in Chicago Sunday afternoon but what a strange victory it was for the Pats.
In a game filled with blocked punts for touchdowns, kickoff returns fumbled away because the ball got lost in the sun, kickoffs returned for a touchdown, the game wasn't decided until the last play of the game.
Chicago QB Mitch Trubisky threw a hail mary pass 55-yards and it was caught on the one-yard line by Kevin White. Somehow the Patriots defense stopped him from turning and getting into the endzone.
The Pats have now won four in a row (first road win) and stand atop the AFC East division at 5-2.
Already playing without Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots lost rookie running back Sony Michel to a knee injury in the second quarter.
That kicked in more work for James White. He ended the game as the leading rusher (40 yards) and caught the most passes from Tom Brady (8). White scored two TDs.
Brady finished the day 25-for-36, 277 yards, three TDs and one interception.
Cordorrelle Patterson returned a kickoff 95-yards for a score and the Pats got a TD when a punt block was picked up by Kyle Van Noy and he scored.
But the Patriots lost two fumbles that resulted in 14 points for the Bears. And, the Pats were whistled seven times for penalties, costing them 64 yards. Several other penalties were declined by Chicago.