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Read what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following Sunday's 51-23 loss to the New England Patriots.

Sports Illustrated
Comments: "Chicago lost 51-23 at New England on Sunday, dropping to 3-5 as it enters its bye week. The Bears were down 38-7 at the half, the most points they have ever given up in the opening two quarters of a game." - Don Banks Read more

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Week 8: Patriots vs. Bears

NFL.com** Comments: "Sunday's complete collapse against the Patriots captured the Bears' dysfunction in its entirety." - Judy Battista Read more

USA Today
Comments: "(Matt) Forte was on pace for a good game, but his carries were limited after the Patriots jumped out to a big first-half lead. The same problems that have plagued the Bears all season popped up in New England." - USA Today Sports Read more

CBS Sports
Comments: "Chicago's defense gave up 487 total yards, marking only the seventh time since 2000 that the Bears have surrendered over 480 yards in a game." - John Breech Read more

Pro Football Talk
Comments: "Matters would get even worse for Chicago in the second half, with starting left guard Matt Slauson suffering a pectoral injury and defensive lineman Lamarr Houston suffering a potential leg injury celebrating a sack with Chicago trailing 48-23." - Mike Wilkening Read more

Yahoo! Sports
Comments: "The Bears have some talent, especially on offense. Is chemistry the problem? Focus? Is the quarterback the issue? Is coach Marc Trestman pushing the right buttons? Whatever the issues are, they're real, and they manifested themselves all afternoon in New England." - Frank Schwab Read more

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