In a game tested by the elements and talented teams, the New England Patriots took on the Chicago Bears. With the temperature read at 26degrees, snow and 30 mph winds whipped the players about the field. Lines and marks were hard to see, and calls were difficult to hear. Yet somehow, Tom Brady and the Patriots seemed unfazed by all the diversions. By the time the final whistle blew, the New England team had netted their fifth consecutive win, as well as a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. It all came to a close at a surprising 36-7 score after regulation time. Odds.
This will be the eighth time in ten years that the Patriots have made it to the playoffs. Sitting confidently with an 11-2 record, this team is in first place of both the AFC East and AFC as a whole. N.E. threw for 475 yards, the most the Bears have allowed this season. A large part of that is thanks to star QB Tom Brady, who was 27 of 40 for a season-high 369 yards and two touchdowns. This player cleverly routed the league’s third ranked defense, racking up his sixth straight game with at least two touchdown passes and no interceptions. Scores.
Deion Branch got eight passes, a career high 151 yards and aided his team in a touchdown, while Wes Walker also had 151 yards. However, Walker’s were accompanied by 8 receptions. Overall, the Pats shone through on all aspects of the game. Despite the weather, special teams yielded great results and the defense managed four turnovers. Las Vegas odds.
The Bears are not a bad team. In fact, they boast the league’s third ranked defense. Still, Chicago failed to score even one point in the first half. Even though this team has won all five of its last games, many holes in both defense and offense that were exposed here. Defense seemed stuck in one spot, the suspect secondary was shrewdly exposed by Brady, running game was a mess and the offense did a poor job of guarding a careless Jay Cutler [12-26, 152]. Although still in first place of the NFC North, the Bears fell to 9-4 with this loss. Follow these teams to the playoffs at www.scoresandodds.com.