Instant Reaction: Pats Crush Bears 51-23 Behind Brady & Gronk

New England put the hurt on the Bears, posting 38 points before halftime. Chicago looked lost on both sides of the ball, a week after a loss spurred a locker room shouting match.

Things were no better this week, as Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski obliterated the Bears defense on the way to New England's best performance of the year.

Turning Point: This game was over at the half, with the Patriots crushing the Bears on both sides of the ball over the first 30 minutes. The only thing left to determine was how many points the Pats could rack up - they finished with 51.

Key Stat: Tom Brady completed 30 of 35 passes. With five touchdowns, Brady had as many incompletions as scores.

Patriots MVP: Rob Gronkowski - nine catches, 149 yards and three touchdowns.

Gronk single-handedly beat the Bears, as he had no problem busting through Chicago's coverage on his way to a career day.

Bears MVP: Matt Forte - 19 carries, 114 yards, six catches, 54 yards and a touchdown.

As bad as the Bears have been the past few weeks, Forte has been the one guy who has been consistent. He once again led the Bears offense in yards.

What's Next?

The Patriots host the Denver Broncos in a showdown of two the AFC's top teams, while the Bears have a bye week before taking on Green Bay.

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