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ChicagoBears.com takes you inside the locker room with quotes from Bears players following Sunday's loss to the Patriots in New England.

Jared Allen, DE
On the game and how to stop the Patriots' offense:
"If I knew, we would have stopped them. We got our butts' kicked today, plain and simple. We had a heck of a week of practice. Our guys' minds were right and it was one those games where honestly, we knew what they were going to do and they just take what you give them. A lot of quick passes, a couple of big runs and I thought we did a relatively good job. I don't think the run was our downfall, but then the quick passing game was go, go, go. We were missing tackles and next thing you know a ten or a nine yard route turns into 49, and we got a couple of hits on Tom [Brady]. It was one of those situations where we I felt we were in second-and-short or third-and- short all game. Those are tough ways to do it and we have got to figure out a way. If we are not going to get to him we are going to have to get our hands up. The only positive side of a butt kicking like this is there will be a lot of glaring things on film that we can improve on. The ones that are challenging are the ones you play really well and lose. In this one we got it kind of handed to us and we are going to have to fix all these mistakes."

On being 3-5 in the standings:
"We have been in worse situations. We have to rest on the experience in this group. This bye week is going to be one of those weeks where guys are going to have to look at themselves and re-commit. I have to try and find a half a step. I have to try and find how to get the QB on the ground and knock the ball out of his hands. I think that goes for everyone on our defense."

Jermon Bushrod, LT
On the loss:
"At the end of the day, it comes down to, "Did we execute?" They out-played us. We didn't do a good job executing, that is just what it is. If you have to find some kind of positive out of it, we came out in the second half and we didn't hang our heads. We came out and continued to fight."

Kyle Long, RB
*On how he feels about the loss: *

"You know, we're tired of losing."

On the upcoming bye week:
"We have time to reassess, get a little break for everybody, not get too down on ourselves and I'm the type to just put my head down and keep working. I'm not ever going to give up on striking my play. I'm going to get after it no matter if we're 12-0 or 0-12, you're going to get the same from me."

Kyle Fuller, CB
On what the veterans are saying to the younger guys:
"There's not much to say. All you can do is learn from it. We're going to move forward from this one."

*On whether the team still has confidence: *
"Yeah, definitely. I feel like I definitely still have confidence."

Roberto Garza, C
On what happened today:
"We've got to be able to score points and keep drives alive. We just aren't able to do that right now."

*On how the team comes back from a loss like this: *
"We know we are a good football team. We just haven't played like that the last couple weeks. The Patriots had a great day today. They are a good football team and you can't make mistakes like we did today. We have a week to look at what we are doing and how we can get better."

*On the team's mood: *
"It's a lot of emotions. Frustrating and disappointing. We know we can play better than that. It starts up front and we need to do a whole lot better of keeping the rush from Jay [Cutler] and opening up holes for Matt [Forte]."

Lamarr Houston, DE
On what the Bears do now:
"We're going to take this week off, evaluate ourselves and look to get better. It's been a rough season so far, but we'll take this week and evaluate ourselves."

On whether he hurt his knee on the sack celebration:
"We don't know yet. I have to get an MRI in the morning and hopefully everything is good."

*On whether he regretted the celebration: *
"I probably shouldn't have celebrated like that, but it happens."

Brandon Marshall, WR
*On the rest of the season after the bye week: *
"Well half the season is gone; we've got to rest up a little bit, get healthy, and after the bye week, just do what we did last week. We worked hard and came out here and didn't get the results we wanted to."

On how hard it was to get into a rhythm:
"We know we are a good football team. We just haven't played like that the last couple weeks. The Patriots had a great day today. They are a good football team and you can't make mistakes like we did today. We have a week to look at what we are doing and how we can get better."

On the Patriots defense:
"They didn't play man at all, they played zone and they played off. There was a lot of three deep coverage, a lot of what we we've been getting all year. They had a great game plan and they executed it well."

D.J. Williams, LB
*On the loss: *
"This was tough, they're all tough, but personally I'm embarrassed with the performance; it's personal. We've got to take this bye week and refocus come back and fix the problems."

ChicagoBears.com takes you inside the locker room with quotes from Bears players following Sunday's loss to the Patriots in New England.

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