A team that won five of its first six games is now in the midst of a four-game losing streak. The Bears are one of two teams this season not to give up at least 30 points in any game this season. But regardless of who’s been the quarterback, the offense remains a source of frustration.
Veteran Nick Foles was a little banged up at the end of the Monday night loss to the Vikings and it will be interesting to see who the team opens with at Green Bay.
The Patriots were coming off their most impressive victory of the year in surprising the Ravens on Sunday night at Foxborough. Now Bill Belichick’s club had an opportunity to get back to the .500 mark with a win at Houston.
The New England offense rolled up 435 yards, most of it via the air and quarterback Cam Newton. The 10-year pro threw for 365 yards and one score. But the defense had no answers for Deshaun Watson and failed to sack him.
Winners of three consecutive games, all within their division, the resurgent Vikings had a chance to even their record for the season when they hosted the Cowboys. But Mike Zimmer’s team wasted 430 yards of total offense and committed two very costly turnovers.
More significantly, Minnesota’s young defense was burned for 180 yards rushing and the pass rush managed one sack. Adam Thielen caught two TD passes, one of the spectacular variety.