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CHICAGO (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are stacking up the victories and that’s what matters most to them.As for the aesthetics Womens Trey Burton Jersey , they’ll keep working on that.“We need to make improvements,” Brady said. “I think the more we’re on the field, the more we can practice, the more we can figure out where everyone fits and what we’re doing a good job at in general, those things start to sort themselves out. … But I’d certainly take building on the wins rather than losing games.”Brady threw for three touchdowns and the Patriots hung on to beat the Chicago Bears 38-31 Sunday when Kevin White got stopped at the 1 on a 54-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky.The Patriots (5-2) won their fourth straight following a 1-2 start. Coming off a 43-40 win over Kansas City, New England came out on top when a swarming defense prevented White from crossing the goal line after he hauled in a heave from Trubisky on the final play.That gave Chicago (3-3) its second loss in a row after winning three straight to grab sole possession of the NFC North lead.Here are some things to know:INJURIES ADDING UPAlready missing five-time Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots might also have to get by without promising rookie running back Sony Michel.He lost a fumble and had to be helped from the field after he was twisted around while getting tackled by Bilal Nichols on the first play of the second quarter. In the previous three games, Michel rushed for 316 yards and four touchdowns.Gronkowski missed his first game because of ankle and back injuries.WILD TIMESMitchell Trubisky’s accuracy came into question, but not his feet.His career-high 81 yards rushing included a spinning, cross-field 8-yard TD run in which he initially scrambled back to about the 30. But he had two interceptions, should have had at least two more and finished 26 for 50 for 333 yards with two touchdowns.The wildness was very apparent early against Patriot blitzes.“Early on, it wasn’t just Mitch,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said. “Trust me. There were a lot of people that were out of rhythm.”GOING DEEPThe Patriots had been lacking a bonafide deep threat in the passing game, but recently acquired Josh Gordon is starting to make an impact. He had a 55-yard reception to set up Brady’s 2-yard TD pass to James White to make it 38-24.He now has 13 catches for 224 yards in four games with New England since a trade from Cleveland last month.“We are just going to keep developing our confidence in one another, and he’s making great plays when I throw him the ball Cody Parkey Jersey ,” Brady said. “Just got to keep doing it.”LACK MACKStar pass rasher Khalil Mack was largely a nonfactor for the second straight game.The two-time All-Pro made little impact after injuring his right ankle early in last week’s overtime loss at Miami. And it wasn’t much different going against Brady and the Patriots.Mack had one tackle, and he failed to register a sack for the second week in a row. He spent most of the time on the right side of the line of scrimmage instead of the left, where he usually plays. And he often dropped back in coverage.Chicago’s lone sack was by Roquan Smith.“I don’t know if it affected him yet,” coach Matt Nagy said, referring to Mack’s ankle.“Obviously we didn’t feel it from our team as far as just getting the overall general pressure on (Brady).”CATCH AND RUNJames White continues to give New England solid contributions in the receiving and running games.He caught a team-high eight passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns. He also led New England with 40 yards rushing.“You never know how a team is going to decide how to match up against you,” White said. “No matter who is covering me, I just try to win my match whether it’s a corner, safety, linebacker, D-ends. Just get open, man to man or find the right spot in the end zone and catch the ball and protect it.”White leads New England for the year in receptions with 45 and has six TD catches. The Chicago Bears have had three training camp practices open to the public and Mitch Trubisky hasn’t been as sharp as we’d like." Latest NewsNewsNotesWhere is your panic level for Mitch Trubisky?New,109commentsThe Chicago Bears have had three training camp practices open to the public and Mitch Trubisky hasn’t been as sharp as we’d like. CDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Where is your panic level for Mitch Trubisky?TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesWe (the public) have now seen Mitchell Trubiksy for three days at Olivet Nazarene University and he had another practice that only the media was allowed to see on Friday. Tuesday’s practice was a media only day as well, but with several of the veterans having the day off, there’s not much to glean from that one. Reports from Friday’s practice were that Trubisky looked good running the offense, so taking them at their word http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authen...ack-jersey , and going off of what our guys that were in camp have reported, I’ll sum up Trubisky’s first four practices like this. Friday: Looked goodSaturday: SolidSunday: InconsistentMonday: Inconsistent, but better than SundayI know some fans see a few Tweets about Trubisky underthrowing a deep ball, getting intercepted, or having a ball batted away and they want to panic, but if you wade through all the Tweets you’ll find more positive than negative. That’s not to say that there’s shouldn’t be a concern about his play so far, I’m just saying that it’s only been a few days of practice so chill out. I also want you guys to consider the level of competition he’s facing. We aren’t talking about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers here, we’re talking about the best damn defense in the NFL. We’re talking All-Pro’s Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller, Khalil Mack, and Pro Bowler Akiem Hicks. We’re talking established veterans Prince Amukamara, Danny Trevathan, and Eddie Goldman. We’re also talking about an up and coming superstar in Roquan Smith. The defense is usually ahead of the offense early in camp, because the defense is all reactionary while the offense is timing based. If Chicago’s O was shredding the D, then I’d be concerned and buy into the regression crap that some analysts want you to believe. But since it’s the offense that’s trying to find their way after four days Womens Walter Payton Jersey , I’m not ready to get push the panic button. Chuck Pagano’s defense is a different animal than what Trubisky saw from Vic Fangio his first two camps. Pagano is giving more pre-snap things for Trubisky to think through, plus he’s bringing the blitz; a lot. All this will help him and the offense get better and prepare them for the season. “It’s just a challenge every single day,” Trubisky said on Monday after practice via the Chicago Sun Times. “You’ve got to embrace that as a competitor. And we’re just pushing each other on both sides of the ball. “We know our defense is going to get us on some plays, but as an offense, if they stop us, or they have a positive play on defense, it’s got to be a next-play mentality. Because we know we can bounce them or get them the next play. Or, if it’s a drill, they get us one drill, and that happens. Drill behind — they won that one. Let’s go and get them the next time.”I talk a bit more about Trubisky in my latest T Formation Conversation podcast, so make sure you check that out. I recorded it live after camp in Bourbonnais and I was joined by Robert, Jeff and EJ, which makes it a must listen!When I was at camp (7/28) I saw some of the same issues with Trubisky’s deep ball that everyone else has. He was missing short. A few of these could have been back shoulder throws, but usually when a QB lofts the ball high, he’s not trying to pinpoint it back shoulder. He could have been trying to get air under it so his wide outs could go up and get it http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authen...hon-jersey , which Allen Robinson II did do when I was there, but it looked to me like he just wasn’t getting enough oompf on his deep passes. But his short to intermediate throws had plenty of zip on them. He was inconsistent the day I was there, but he ended the day on a high note. He completed pass after pass in the final session of the day, and overall, the entire offense seems more in sync. They were getting up and set quicker than a year ago, and there were times when Trubisky was able to move his guys around and check into something else. I reached out to a few of my colleagues to share their takes on Trubisky. Both Robert Schmitz and Patti Curl were at all three days of open practices, and Ken Mitchell was at the first two.Here’s what Ken had to say. Ken brings up a good point about the accuracy. While Trubisky did have a 66.6% completion clip, he could have placed the ball better for his receivers to get more yards after the catch. I expect his knowledge and familiarity in year two his overall placement will be improved. Here’s what Patti had to say about Trubisky. The bad plays are the ones that get retweeted on Twitter and brought up by other fan bases. They are the ones that stick with us because we’re so concerned with him taking that next step. But I’m with Patti, during a day of throwing he only had a handful of bad balls. And finally here’s Robert’s take on the three days. Speaking of that year two bump, you can read all about it in my article, What should we expect from Trubisky is his second year of the Nagy offense.The Bears are off on Wednesday, then will be back at it on Thursday morning in a practice that is open to the public. And just like many of you guys, I’m sure I’ll be hanging on every Tweet about Trubisky that day too, but I’m not going to start panicking. Yet.