WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1985 Chicago Bears against the 2007 New England Patriots 1,000 times. The 1985 Chicago Bears win 53% of the time by an average score of 20-17. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
2007 New England Patriots  at  1985 Chicago Bears
Final - 12/19/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2007 New England Patriots 10 7 0 0 17
1985 Chicago Bears 10 6 0 3 19
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
Chi11:12FGKevin Butler 47 yds. 0-3
NE8:14TDLaurence Maroney 3 yd. run (Gostkowski kick)7-3
Chi7:12TDTim Wrightman 69 yd. pass from McMahon (Butler kick)7-10
NE3:38FGStephen Gostkowski 49 yds. 10-10
2nd Quarter
Chi1:44FGKevin Butler 52 yds. 10-13
Chi0:12FGKevin Butler 44 yds. 10-16
NE0:00TDDonte' Stallworth 54 yd. pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)17-16
4th Quarter
Chi3:34FGKevin Butler 33 yds. 17-19
 
Team Statistics
 2007 New England Patriots1985 Chicago Bears
First Downs 15 20
- Rushing 4 9
- Passing 11 11
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 3/11 4/12
4th Down Eff 0/1 0/0
Rushes-Yards 26-84 27-187
Avg Rush 3.2 6.9
Comp-Att-Int 16-25-2 17-25-1
Passing Yards 269 209
Sacks-Yards 2-9 7-37
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1
Punts-Avg 5-39.0 3-42.0
KR-Avg 6-24.0 3-24.3
PR-Avg 3-13.0 5-12.2
Penalties-Yard 4-20 1-5
Time of Possession 28:34 31:26

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2007 New England Patriots Individual Stats   1985 Chicago Bears Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'07 Kevin Faulk 6 51 1 42 0
'07 Laurence Maroney 16 32 0 15 1
'07 Heath Evans 3 1 0 1 0
'07 Tom Brady 1 0 0 0 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'85 Walter Payton 19 166 1 60 0
'85 Jim McMahon 6 15 0 17 0
'85 Matt Suhey 2 6 0 5 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'07 Wes Welker 6 79 0 0 16 0
'07 Benjamin Watson 3 73 1 1 52 0
'07 Randy Moss 4 66 1 0 37 0
'07 Donte' Stallworth 2 58 1 1 54 1
'07 Kevin Faulk 1 2 0 0 2 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'85 Tim Wrightman 2 78 1 1 69 1
'85 Emery Moorehead 3 50 1 0 24 0
'85 Willie Gault 3 45 1 0 24 0
'85 Walter Payton 5 34 0 0 13 0
'85 Dennis McKinnon 2 30 0 0 18 0
'85 Matt Suhey 2 9 0 0 8 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'07 Tom Brady 16 25 278 1 2
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'85 Jim McMahon 17 25 246 1 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'07 Stephen Gostkowski 49 -
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'85 Kevin Butler 47,52,44,33 47

Player of the Game:
'85 Walter Payton (2007 New England Patriots)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) catch the ball at the Chi 10 and return it to the Chi 35.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 14:51
14:511/10own 350 - 0122 McMahon scrambles for 17 yards.
14:101/10480 - 0122 Payton gets back to the line of scrimmage.
13:292/10480 - 0122 McMahon completes the pass to McKinnon. Catch is good and McKinnon gets some yardage for a 18 yd gain.
12:451/10300 - 0122 Payton gains 3 yards up the middle.
12:032/7270 - 0122 Payton picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
11:223/5250 - 0122 McMahon's pass is just out of reach of Gault. Incomplete pass.
11:164/5250 - 0FG1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a FG attempt.
PENALTY on Chi: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the NE 25 - NO PLAY.
11:164/10300 - 0FG1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 47 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 40 yds, 3:35
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 11:12
11:12Kickoffown 300 - 3K1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 12 and return it to the NE 36.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 11:04
11:041/10own 360 - 3122 Brady hits Welker who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
10:262/1own 450 - 3122 Maroney pounds ahead for 10 yards.
9:451/10450 - 3122 Brady completes the long pass to Moss who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 37 yd gain.
8:591/Goal80 - 3122 Brady hits Moss. Tackled immediately for a 5 yd gain.
8:172/Goal30 - 3122 Maroney picks his way for 3 yards.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
8:14PAT 6 - 3FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 64 yds, 2:50
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 8:14
8:14Kickoffown 307 - 3K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) catch the ball at the Chi 11 and return it to the Chi 38.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 8:05
8:051/10own 387 - 3122McMahon is sacked by Jarvis Green for 7 yards.
7:222/17own 317 - 3122 McMahon tosses the ball out to Wrightman. Catch is good and Wrightman speeds down field and into the endzone.
1985 Chicago Bears scores a touchdown!
7:12PAT 7 - 9FG1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 2 plays, 62 yds, 0:53
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 7:12
7:12Kickoffown 307 - 10K1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 6 and return it to the NE 25.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 7:05
7:051/10own 257 - 10122 Maroney pounds ahead for 1 yard.
6:272/9own 267 - 10122 Faulk gains 42 yards up the middle.
5:371/10327 - 10122 Maroney gets back to the line of scrimmage.
5:012/10327 - 10122 Faulk gets back to the line of scrimmage.
4:233/10327 - 10122 Evans carries, but is tackled for no gain.
3:424/10327 - 10FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Gostkowski's 49 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 43 yds, 3:23
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 3:38
3:38Kickoffown 3010 - 10K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) catch the ball at the Chi 5 and return it to the Chi 26.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 3:30
3:301/10own 2610 - 10122 Payton gets 11 yards on a pitch right.
2:481/10own 3710 - 10122 McMahon completes the pass to Gault. Catch is good and Gault gets big yardage for a 24 yd gain, and is run out bounds.
1:591/103910 - 10122 Payton gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
1:202/63510 - 10122 McMahon's pass is to McKinnon and dropped.
1:143/63510 - 10122 Suhey gets 5 yards on a pitch right.
0:324/13010 - 10FG1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 47 yd. field goal attempt is wide right.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 0:28
0:281/10own 3710 - 10122 Faulk is buried for a loss of 1 yard before being run out of bounds.
0:002/11own 3610 - 10122Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 2007 New England Patriots: 10 1985 Chicago Bears: 10

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:002/11own 3610 - 10122 Maroney picks up 7 yards on a draw play.
14:193/4own 4310 - 10122 Evans gets back to the line of scrimmage.
13:364/4own 4310 - 10P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 43.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 13:22
13:221/10own 4310 - 10122 Payton rushes for 6 yards off tackle right.
12:422/4own 4910 - 10122McMahon is sacked by Tedy Bruschi for 6 yards.
11:573/10own 4310 - 10122 McMahon's short pass is to Suhey. Tackled immediately for a 1 yd gain.
11:184/9own 4410 - 10P1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 30.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 11:05
11:051/10own 3010 - 10122 Evans gains 1 yard up the middle before losing the ball.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) recovers the ball on the NE 36.
10:272/4own 3610 - 10122 Maroney is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
9:483/5own 3510 - 10122Brady is sacked by Otis Wilson for 3 yards.
9:054/8own 3210 - 10P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 46.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 8:53
8:531/10own 4610 - 10122McMahon is sacked by Jarvis Green for 4 yards.
8:082/14own 4210 - 10122 Payton carries, but is tackled for no gain.
7:283/14own 4210 - 10122 Suhey picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
6:484/13own 4310 - 10P1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 24.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 6:37
6:371/10own 2410 - 10122 PENALTY on NE: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the NE 24 - NO PLAY.
6:371/15own 1910 - 10122 Brady tosses the ball out to Watson who makes a nice catch, sheds some tackles before finally being brought down. 52 yd gain.
5:511/102910 - 10122 Brady completes the pass to Welker who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 15 yd gain.
5:051/101410 - 10122 Maroney gains 2 yards up the middle.
4:292/81210 - 10122Brady's pass is intercepted.
Gary Fencik returns the interception to the Chi 9.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 4:23
4:231/10own 910 - 10122 McMahon completes the pass to Moorehead who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 15 yd gain.
3:391/10own 2410 - 10122 McMahon completes the long pass to Moorehead who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 24 yd gain.
2:571/10own 4810 - 10122 McMahon completes the pass to Payton who makes the catch and falls forward for a 13 yd gain.
2:181/103910 - 10122 McMahon hits Wrightman who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
2:002/13010 - 10122*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/13010 - 10131McMahon is sacked by Junior Seau for 5 yards.
1:543/63510 - 10131*** 1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:543/63510 - 10131 McMahon overthrows Gault and the pass is incomplete.
1:484/63510 - 10FG1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 52 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 56 yds, 2:35
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 1:44
1:44Kickoffown 3010 - 13K1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 8 and return it to the NE 35.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 1:38
1:381/10own 3510 - 13131 Brady overthrows Stallworth and the pass is incomplete.
1:332/10own 3510 - 13131 Brady's pass is just out of the reach of Watson.
1:293/10own 3510 - 13131 Brady scrambles to the sideline for no gain, and runs out of bounds.
1:234/10own 3510 - 13P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 36.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 1:14
1:141/10own 3610 - 13131 McMahon's pass is just out of the reach of Payton.
1:082/10own 3610 - 13131 McMahon scrambles to the sideline for 1 yard, and runs out of bounds.
1:023/9own 3710 - 13131 McMahon scrambles for no gain.
0:564/9own 3710 - 13131*** 2007 New England Patriots (NE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:564/9own 3710 - 13P1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 35.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 0:47
0:471/10own 3510 - 13131 Brady overthrows Welker and the pass is incomplete.
0:412/10own 3510 - 13131 Brady's short pass is to Stallworth who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 4 yd gain.
0:353/6own 3910 - 13131 Maroney fumbles the handoff.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) recovers the ball on the NE 35.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 0:29
0:291/103510 - 13131 Payton picks up 12 yards on a draw play.
0:231/102310 - 13131*** 1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:231/102310 - 13131McMahon is sacked by Adalius Thomas for 4 yards.
0:162/142710 - 13131*** 1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:162/142710 - 13FG1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 44 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 2 plays, 8 yds, 0:13
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 0:12
0:12Kickoffown 3010 - 16K1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 11 and return it to the NE 46.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 0:04
0:041/10own 4610 - 16131 Stallworth comes down with the pass in the endzone.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
0:00PAT 16 - 16FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 1 plays, 54 yds, 0:11
End of 2nd Quarter ... 2007 New England Patriots: 17 1985 Chicago Bears: 16

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3017 - 16K1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 5 and return it to the NE 24.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 14:53
14:531/10own 2417 - 16122 Brady completes the pass to Moss who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
14:071/10own 3817 - 16122 Brady's pass is to Watson. Tackled immediately for a 14 yd gain.
13:251/104817 - 16122 Brady's pass is just out of reach of Moss. Incomplete pass.
13:182/104817 - 16122 Maroney carries, but is tackled for a loss of 4 yards.
12:383/14own 4817 - 16122 Brady completes the pass to Welker. Knocked out of bounds immediately for a 14 yd gain.
11:551/103817 - 16122Brady's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Leslie Frazier returns the interception to the Chi 38.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 11:46
11:461/10own 3817 - 16122 McMahon's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
11:392/10own 3817 - 16122 McMahon's pass is just out of the reach of Payton.
11:323/10own 3817 - 16122 Payton gains 11 yards up the middle.
10:541/10own 4917 - 16122 McMahon soft pass is to McKinnon who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 12 yd gain.
10:101/103917 - 16122 McMahon's short pass is to Payton who makes the catch and falls forward for a 4 yd gain.
9:292/63517 - 16122 McMahon completes the pass to Suhey who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 8 yd gain.
8:531/102717 - 16122 McMahon completes the pass to Payton who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
8:131/101617 - 16122 Payton pounds ahead for 2 yards. The ball is stripped free.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) recovers the ball on the NE 16.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 8:09
8:091/10own 1617 - 16122 Brady's pass is to Moss who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 10 yd gain.
7:221/10own 2617 - 16122 Brady screen pass falls incomplete.
7:192/10own 2617 - 16122 Maroney picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
6:403/9own 2717 - 16122 Maroney pounds ahead for 15 yards.
5:591/10own 4217 - 16122 Brady's short pass is to Faulk. Tackled immediately for a 2 yd gain.
5:132/8own 4417 - 16122 Brady screen pass is to Welker. Catch is good and Welker gets some yardage for a 13 yd gain.
4:261/104317 - 16122 Maroney gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
3:492/94217 - 16122 Maroney pounds ahead for 1 yard.
3:073/84117 - 16122 PENALTY on NE: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the Chi 41 - NO PLAY.
3:073/134617 - 16122Brady is sacked by William Perry for 6 yards.
2:214/19own 4817 - 16P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 13.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 2:13
2:131/10own 1317 - 16122McMahon is sacked by Mike Vrabel for 4 yards.
1:282/14own 917 - 16122 Payton pounds ahead for 60 yards.
0:381/103117 - 16122 McMahon completes the pass to Gault. Gault falls out of bounds, but holds on to the ball for a 6 yd gain.
0:002/42517 - 16122Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 2007 New England Patriots: 17 1985 Chicago Bears: 16

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:002/42517 - 16122 Payton gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
14:173/32417 - 16122 Payton gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
PENALTY on NE: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the NE 22.
13:431/101717 - 16122McMahon's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Asante Samuel returns the interception to the NE 16.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 13:38
13:381/10own 1617 - 16122 Brady completes the pass to Watson who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting knocked out of bounds for a 7 yd gain.
13:012/3own 2317 - 16122 Maroney rushes for a loss of 3 yards.
12:273/6own 2017 - 16122 Brady's pass is to Welker. Catch is good and Welker gets some yardage for a 16 yd gain.
11:431/10own 3617 - 16122 Brady's pass is to Welker who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 12 yd gain.
10:591/10own 4817 - 16122 Maroney is stopped at the line.
10:212/10own 4817 - 16122 Brady overthrows Faulk and the pass is incomplete.
10:163/10own 4817 - 16122 Faulk picks up 5 yards on a draw play.
9:364/54717 - 16P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 17.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 9:24
9:241/10own 1717 - 16122 McMahon's pass is to Moorehead who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting knocked out of bounds for a 11 yd gain.
8:411/10own 2817 - 16122 Payton gets 11 yards on a pitch right.
8:011/10own 3917 - 16122McMahon is sacked by Mike Vrabel for 7 yards.
7:202/17own 3217 - 16122 PENALTY on NE: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the Chi 32 - NO PLAY.
7:202/12own 3717 - 16122 McMahon hits Payton who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
6:413/4own 4517 - 16122 McMahon completes the pass to Gault who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 15 yd gain.
5:551/104017 - 16122 Payton picks up 17 yards on a draw play.
5:091/102317 - 16122 Payton gets 9 yards on a pitch right.
4:272/11417 - 16122 McMahon's pass is just out of the reach of McKinnon.
4:223/11417 - 16122 McMahon tosses the ball out to Payton. Tackled for a loss of 2 yds.
3:384/31617 - 16FG1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 33 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 62 yds, 5:46
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 3:34
3:34Kickoffown 3017 - 19K1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 7 and return it to the NE 27.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 3:29
3:291/10own 2717 - 19122 Maroney picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
3:252/8own 2917 - 19122 Faulk is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
2:423/9own 2817 - 19122 Faulk rushes for 6 yards off tackle right.
2:004/3own 3417 - 19122*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:004/3own 3417 - 19131 Brady overthrows Welker and the pass is incomplete.
1985 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 1:54
1:541/103417 - 19212 Payton carries, but is tackled for no gain.
1:502/103417 - 19212*** 2007 New England Patriots (NE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:502/103417 - 19212 Payton picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
1:463/93317 - 19212*** 2007 New England Patriots (NE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:463/93317 - 19212 Payton picks up 14 yards on a draw play.
1:391/101917 - 19212*** 2007 New England Patriots (NE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:391/101917 - 19212McMahon takes a knee.
0:572/112017 - 19212McMahon takes a knee.
0:153/122117 - 19212McMahon takes a knee.
0:004/132217 - 19212Time Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 2007 New England Patriots: 17 1985 Chicago Bears: 19

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