Days before the matchup between the Chicago Bears (3-4) and the New England Patriots (3-4), longtime New England head coach Bill Belichickwho is tied with the Bears' George Halas with 324 total winssang Chicago's praises, even as some snickered.
Sometimes, Belichick hates to be proven right.
Before a national audience on Monday Night Football and at the Patriots' home, the Bears rushed for 243 yards and forced four turnovers as they routed the Patriots 33-14 on Oct. 24, The Chicago Tribune noted.
Quarterback Justin Fields completed 13 of 21 passes for 179 yards with a touchdown and an interception; he also had 14 carries for 82 yards and another touchdown. In addition, kicker Cairo Santos made field goals from 42, 23, 38 and 50 yards to improve to 11-for-11 on the season.
The Bears will next take on the Dallas Cowboys (5-2) on Sunday, Oct. 30.
After falling into an early hole against the Boston Celtics (3-1), the host Chicago Bulls (2-2) turned things around and defeated the visitors 120-102 on Oct. 24.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points while Nikola Vucevic added 18 points and 23 rebounds on his birthday to lead the way, ESPN noted. In addition, Ayo Dosunmu scored 22 points and Zach LaVineplaying his second game after missing the first twoadded 19.
The Bulls made a U-turn after trailing by 19 in the first quarter.
Chicago will next host Indiana on Wed., Oct. 26.