“That’s the best defense I’ve ever played,” Chicago offensive lineman Kyle Long said.
The Bears won the turnover battle by three to two, but they couldn’t do anything with excellent field position. They started consecutive drives at midfield and Philadelphia’s 42, but Cairo Santos missed a 54-yard field goal.
“We didn’t play well enough to compete,” Bears Coach John Fox said. “We needed to play really, really well in all three phases to beat that team.”
Patriots 35, Dolphins 17
The Patriots made their share of mistakes and had to contend with injuries on Sunday. But Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, two to Rob Gronkowski, as New England pushed through to a 35-17 victory over the sliding Miami Dolphins.
New England (9-2), which leads the A.F.C. East by three games, posted its seventh consecutive victory and its third straight win over Miami. The Dolphins (4-7) have lost five straight, their longest slide since 2011.
“We know our biggest games are ahead of us,” Brady said. “All the good teams are going to start playing really well. We’ve got to be one of those teams.”
Brady threw four or more touchdown passes for the 28th time, third among…