As for Trubisky, who was rolling out across his body to his left before planting his feet to throw from the Bears' 36 yard-line, he initially believed it was a touchdown. "We had a good play-action pass, I had great protection, he was running kind of a deep in-cut, [so I] tried to throw it". "In a flawless world, you'd love to get into the end zone for that, but we were a little far away, and into the wind".
"But you know, it was (still) fun", he said. "I wanted to grab it", he said. We have a lot of guys stepping up, making plays, nobody really cares who gets to shine. There was pushing and pulling, everything like that. "Fortunately enough, we were able to hold them out of the end zone". He was met there by defensive tackle Bilal Nichols, who wrapped up Michel and twisted the running back down to the field. Gordon said offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had mentioned that possibility in advance, so the pass catchers had practiced different looks and groupings. He also ran for a team-high 40 yards.
He scooped up the ball and returned it 29 yards after Dont'a Hightower blocked Pat O'Donnell's attempt, giving the Patriots a 31-24 lead with just under six minutes left in the third. The 27-year-old recorded four receptions, including one for 55 yards up the middle in the fourth quarter. He looked to be in significant pain as he got helped off the field, ended up being carted to the locker room, and eventually ruled out for the rest of the game with a knee injury. He lost a fumble on the play and needed assistance to get to the sideline. But then again: When the Jets come to town next weekend, it'll have been almost a month since the Bears' last win.