The Patriots have been impressive in winning their last three games but look to do something they've yet to accomplish thus far this season when they travel to Chicago on Sunday: win a road game. Admittedly it's only been two games but normally the Patriots are outstanding regardless of venue, and that hasn't been the case thus far.
MassLive.com believes there is a simple game plan in order to get New England back on the winning track away from home.
The Boston Globe chats with Sony Michel, who is in it for the long haul. That ability to run the ball has opened up the passing game as well. NBC Sports Boston says Michel has been great but there are still yards to be had between the tackles. The Boston Sports Journal believes the running game – or at least the threat of it – will play a huge role in Chicago on Sunday.
The Providence Journal says the defense remains confident they can bounce back. The Boston Herald writes about members of the defense believing there are some positive trends to be excited about. Bill Belichick's new team-building approach has brought the Patriots together.
The Athletic explains how Chris Hogan and Phillip Dorsett have willingly taken a back seat in the Patriots offense. NBC Sport Boston says the numbers show how much of an impact Julian Edelman has had on the Patriots offense. The Boston Sports Journal gets the impression that Belichick feels Dont'a Hightower is headed in the right direction.
WEEI.com takes a look at the injury report, which has some concerns for the visitors.
The Chicago Tribune wonders if the Bears can pull off the upset and remain atop the standings in the NFC North. They provide three keys necessary to make that unlikely outcome happen. People are worried about Rob Gronkowski in Chicago, and with good reason.