Bill Belichick’s squad opened with a 34-22 victory over the New Orleans Saints last week, while the Bears went scoreless in a blowout defeat at the hands of the defending champion Denver Broncos.
“We need to get better,” said Bears quarterback Jay Cutler after the game. “It starts with everybody. It starts with me. So we’ll take a look at it, the limited amount of plays we were in and look at it.”
It’s hard to put much stock in the preseason, but the Bears will be looking to bounce back, especially against a perennial Super Bowl contender.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch:
Bears vs. Patriots Viewing Info
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
–Patriots Preseason TV Network (WBZ-TV Channel 4 in Boston, WCTX-TV Channel 59 in Hartford/New Haven. Click here for a full list of channels in the Patriots market)
–Bears Preseason TV Network (WFLD Channel 32 in Chicago. Click here for a full list of channels in the Bears market)
Line: New England (-4), per OddsShark