Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns on the day, as the Pats improved to 5-2 with their first road win of the season. With the win, they moved one game ahead of the Miami Dolphins for first place in the AFC East, as the Dolphins fell to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, 32-21. The game was nearly sent to overtime, but four defenders got on White after he caught the Hail Mary pass, beating the three Bears that were trying to shove him in to the end zone.
Josh Gordon had four catches for 100 yards for the Patriots, who were playing without Rob Gronkowski. The starting tight end did not make the trip to Soldier Field due to ankle and back injuries. His inability to play was finalized on Sunday morning, as the five-time Pro Bowler was not active in practice all week.
Brady's win improves him to 5-0 in his career against the Bears, who are one of five teams that have never defeated the future Hall of Fame quarterback. Brady did have an interception on the day, but was otherwise clean while sending the Bears back to .500 at 3-3. Cordarrelle Patterson also helped that happen with a 95-yard kickoff returned for a touchdown, which was the sixth of his career. Julian Edelman also had a touchdown catch for the Pats, who did lose Sony Michel to what could be a serious leg injury.
The Bears have now dropped two straight after a three-game winning streak, as they dropped a game behind the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. Their three losses have been by a combined 11 points, as they move on to host the New York Jets next week. Meanwhile, the first-place Patriots will visit the Buffalo Bills next Monday night.