The Patriots entered “Monday Night Football” as 8.5-point favorites over the Bears, looking to win their third straight in Mac Jones’ return to the lineup following a three-game absence. They left with rookie Bailey Zappe back under center, and a Bill Belichick defense that got rolled over in the best performance of Justin Fields’ young Bears career. Despite Zappe’s entry briefly igniting the Gillette Stadium crowd along with New England’s passing attack, Fields stole the show at quarterback, headlining a multifaceted ground game as Chicago cruised to a 33-14 upset in prime time.
I cannot believe what Justin Fields' Bears are doing to Bill Belichick's Patriots IN FOXBORO ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL … after Belichick tried to repolish his genius on the big stage by replacing Mac Jones with Brady … I mean, Bailey Zappe.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 25, 2022
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— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 24, 2022