Bears vs. Patriots: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 Preseason

August 19, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots and Chicago Bears clashed at Gillette Stadium in preseason action Thursday night, and the AFC title hopefuls bested the NFC North up-and-comers, 23-22, thanks to a first-half scoring surge that allowed them to withstand a late run from the opposition.
Tom Brady, who was expected to play, was reportedly in uniform shortly before kickoff, but NFL Media's Ian Rapoport (via NFL.com's Marc Sessler) reported the four-time Super Bowl champion was pulled after slicing his thumb on a pair of scissors.
"An accident occurred, and Tom will be OK in time," agent Don Yee told Rapoport.

With Brady out, interim starter Jimmy Garoppolo was tasked with leading the Patriots offense for the entire first half. He completed 16 of 21 passes for 181 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in what amounted to a fine performance, per CSN New England's Phil Perry: 

On the flip side, the Bears first-team offense looked light years ahe...

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