Brady passes for 5 TDs, Pats rout Bears

Foxboro, MA ( – Tom Brady threw touchdown passes on five of
New England’s first six drives as the Patriots posted a 51-23 victory over the
Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Brady was 30-of-35 for 354 yards in his best performance of the season.

Rob Gronkowski had 149 yards on nine receptions and caught three of Brady’s
touchdown passes. Gronkowski left in the third quarter and didn’t return due
to dehydration.

Brandon LaFell set career-highs with 11 receptions and 124 receiving yards and
had a touchdown grab for New England (6-2), which won its fourth straight game
and extended its home winning streak to 13 games.

The Patriots scored three touchdowns in a 57-second span during a 31-point
second quarter.

Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler completed 20-of-30 passes for 227 yards with
three touchdowns (two coming with the outcome already decided) and committed a
pair turnovers.

Matt Forte had 114 yards on 19 carries in the Bears’ (3-5) fourth loss in five