Foxboro — Justin Fields threw for 179 yards and a touchdown and ran for 82 yards and another score, and the Bears defense forced returning Patriots starter Mac Jones back to the bench to give Chicago a 33-14 victory over New England.
In a matchup of quarterbacks from the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game, Fields outperformed Jones, who led Alabama to victory over Fields’ Ohio State.
Fields also outplayed Patriots rookie Bailey Zappe, who came on after Jones managed just two three-and-outs and an interception in his return after missing three games with a high ankle sprain.
Zappe led the Patriots to back-to-back touchdowns and a 14-10 lead, But Fields answered and the Bears (3-4) led 20-14 at the half.
In the second half Chicago ran off 23 unanswered points.
Next up for the Pats is a date with the Jets in the Meadowlands on Sunday.
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