FBG says: Neutral matchup. By most accounts, Tom Brady is off to a slow start for him this season which for any other quarterback would be a tremendous start to the year. Most of the early season struggles were due to the lack of receiving options in New England which they should have figured out with the acquisition of Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman returning from suspension and while this group will continue to come together, it already showed signs of this the last two weeks against the Chiefs and Colts as Brady has thrown for 340 yards in each of those two games and will continue to look to build chemistry with their receiving group along with James White which should once again develop into one of the best passing offenses in football.
The Bears pass defense has been entirely based on their pass rush as if they fail to get to the quarterback as they did last week where they failed to sack Brock Osweiler, he was easily able to pick this defense apart. The Bears statistically have been solid this year as they have allowed just one quarterback to go over 300 yards which was this past week. Prince Amukamara continues to be the strong point of this secondary, but Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan who have been great this season both struggled last week allowing both Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola to have big games. The biggest issue for the Bears is that their linebackers and safety Adrian Amos are tremendous liabilities in pass protection which when the Bears go with a zone defense the opponents as we saw last week are able to pick this team apart. Look for Brady and Belichick to come up with a game plan that looks to eliminate the pass rush for Chicago and test the corners this week.