4:15 PM ET, November 10, 2002
I thought the Patriots solved many of their problems last week in their big win over the Bills. They got RB Antowain Smith going, they got WR Troy Brown involved, and they limited the passes QB Tom Brady threw. The defense also played exceptionally well. Today, they did just enough in each category to pull out the victory. The Patriots should be in every game the rest of the way.
Question on the Bears: What are some of their major areas for improvement?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Chandler had a collar on after the game and said he should feel better in a couple of days. ... Vinatieri and Matt Bahr shared the record for the previous longest field goal in Pats history: 55 yards. ... Faulk had 109 yards receiving.