WhatIfSports.com “played” the 2007 New England Patriots against the 2001 Chicago Bears 1,000 times. The 2007 New England Patriots win 90% of the time by an average score of 24-5. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
2001 Chicago Bears  at  2007 New England Patriots
Final - 12/19/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2001 Chicago Bears 3 0 0 0 3
2007 New England Patriots 0 17 0 7 24
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
Chi9:53FGPaul Edinger 44 yds. 3-0
2nd Quarter
NE14:56FGStephen Gostkowski 44 yds. 3-3
NE9:03TDLaurence Maroney 3 yd. run (Gostkowski kick)3-10
NE1:48TDWes Welker 17 yd. pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)3-17
4th Quarter
NE11:30TDRandy Moss 13 yd. pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)3-24
 
Team Statistics
 2001 Chicago Bears2007 New England Patriots
First Downs 13 20
- Rushing 4 5
- Passing 9 15
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 5/15 8/15
4th Down Eff 0/1 0/0
Rushes-Yards 22-87 34-106
Avg Rush 4.0 3.1
Comp-Att-Int 16-32-2 23-32-0
Passing Yards 130 241
Sacks-Yards 3-20 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts-Avg 6-41.7 6-39.0
KR-Avg 5-18.8 2-20.5
PR-Avg 6-11.3 6-8.5
Penalties-Yard 3-20 3-15
Time of Possession 23:31 36:29

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2001 Chicago Bears Individual Stats   2007 New England Patriots Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'01 Anthony Thomas 17 85 1 20 0
'01 Jim Miller 4 3 0 1 0
'01 James Allen 1 -1 0 -1 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'07 Laurence Maroney 20 95 1 52 1
'07 Kevin Faulk 8 8 0 6 0
'07 Heath Evans 3 3 0 5 0
'07 Kyle Eckel 1 2 0 2 0
'07 Tom Brady 2 -2 0 -1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'01 Marty Booker 5 46 0 0 12 0
'01 David Terrell 3 41 1 0 23 0
'01 D'wayne Bates 1 22 1 0 22 0
'01 Dez White 3 20 0 0 13 0
'01 Anthony Thomas 1 9 0 0 9 0
'01 Marcus Robinson 1 8 0 0 8 0
'01 Fred Baxter 2 4 0 0 6 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'07 Randy Moss 6 100 1 0 33 1
'07 Wes Welker 6 58 0 0 17 1
'07 Donte' Stallworth 3 33 0 0 13 0
'07 Benjamin Watson 3 27 0 0 14 0
'07 Kevin Faulk 2 11 0 0 6 0
'07 Laurence Maroney 1 7 0 0 7 0
'07 Jabar Gaffney 2 5 0 0 5 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'01 Jim Miller 16 32 150 0 2
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'07 Tom Brady 23 32 241 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'01 Paul Edinger 44 46
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'07 Stephen Gostkowski 44 -

Player of the Game:
'07 Tom Brady (2001 Chicago Bears)
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.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) catch the ball at the Chi 2 and return it to the Chi 29.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 14:51
14:511/10own 290 - 0122 Miller completes the pass to Booker who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 11 yd gain.
14:121/10own 400 - 0122 Miller's pass is just out of the reach of Thomas.
14:072/10own 400 - 0122 Miller's short pass is to Booker who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 7 yd gain.
13:303/3own 470 - 0122 Miller zips the short pass to Baxter who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 6 yd gain.
12:501/10470 - 0122 Thomas picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
12:092/9460 - 0122 Miller completes the pass to Terrell who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 23 yd gain.
11:201/10230 - 0122Miller is sacked by Mike Vrabel for 6 yards.
10:412/16290 - 0122 Thomas rushes for 2 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
10:053/14270 - 0122 Miller overthrows Terrell and the pass is incomplete.
9:574/14270 - 0FG2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a FG attempt.
Edinger's 44 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 44 yds, 4:54
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 9:53
9:53Kickoffown 303 - 0K2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 6 and return it to the NE 33.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 9:44
9:441/10own 333 - 0122 Maroney pounds ahead for 3 yards.
9:092/7own 363 - 0122 Maroney carries, but is tackled for no gain.
8:343/7own 363 - 0122 Faulk picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
7:514/5own 383 - 0P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
PENALTY on NE: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the NE 38 - NO PLAY.
7:514/10own 333 - 0P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 46.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 7:41
7:411/10own 463 - 0122 Thomas pounds ahead for 20 yards.
7:011/10343 - 0122 Miller scrambles for 1 yard.
6:202/9333 - 0122 Thomas pounds ahead for 3 yards.
5:413/6303 - 0122 Miller's short pass is to White. Tackled immediately for a 1 yd gain.
5:024/5293 - 0FG2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a FG attempt.
Edinger's 46 yd. field goal attempt is no good.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 4:58
4:581/10own 363 - 0122 Faulk picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
4:162/9own 373 - 0122 Maroney carries, but is tackled for no gain.
3:373/9own 373 - 0122 Brady's pass is to Welker who makes the catch and falls forward for a 13 yd gain.
2:551/10503 - 0122 Brady soft pass is to Welker who makes the catch and falls forward for a 4 yd gain.
2:142/6463 - 0122 Brady's pass is to Moss who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 18 yd gain.
1:301/10283 - 0122 Brady soft pass is to Watson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
0:492/7253 - 0122 Maroney carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
0:123/8263 - 0122 Faulk is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
0:004/9273 - 0FGTime Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 2001 Chicago Bears: 3 2007 New England Patriots: 0

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Ball OnScore
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F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:004/9273 - 0FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Gostkowski's 44 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 37 yds, 5:24
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 14:56
14:56Kickoffown 303 - 3K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) catch the ball at the Chi 11 and return it to the Chi 30.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 14:49
14:491/10own 303 - 3122 Thomas gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
14:072/8own 323 - 3122 Thomas picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
13:323/7own 333 - 3122 Miller's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
13:284/7own 333 - 3P2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 35.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 13:16
13:161/10own 353 - 3122 Brady's pass is to Moss who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 33 yd gain.
12:261/10323 - 3122 Maroney gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
11:432/8303 - 3122 Brady zips the short pass to Welker who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 3 yd gain.
11:053/5273 - 3122 Brady's pass is to Stallworth who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
10:241/10173 - 3122 Brady hits Watson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
PENALTY on Chi: Defensive Pass Interference, declined.
9:411/Goal33 - 3122 Brady screen pass is to Gaffney. Tackled for no gain.
9:062/Goal33 - 3122 Maroney gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
9:03PAT 3 - 9FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 65 yds, 4:13
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 9:03
9:03Kickoffown 303 - 10K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) catch the ball at the Chi 7 and return it to the Chi 18.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 8:58
8:581/10own 183 - 10122 Thomas picks up 14 yards on a draw play.
8:151/10own 323 - 10122 Miller soft pass is to White who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
7:301/10own 453 - 10122 Miller overthrows Allen and the pass is incomplete.
7:242/10own 453 - 10122 Miller overthrows Booker and the pass is incomplete.
7:183/10own 453 - 10122 Miller's pass is just out of reach of Booker. Incomplete pass.
7:134/10own 453 - 10P2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 23.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 7:03
7:031/10own 233 - 10122 Brady hits Stallworth who makes the catch and falls forward for a 13 yd gain.
6:161/10own 363 - 10122 Maroney picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
5:372/8own 383 - 10122 Brady zips the short pass to Moss who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 16 yd gain.
4:511/10463 - 10122 Brady's pass is to Maroney who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 7 yd gain.
4:112/3393 - 10122 Maroney picks up 8 yards on a draw play.
3:261/10313 - 10122 Faulk picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
2:442/9303 - 10122 Brady screen pass is to Moss who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 8 yd gain.
2:003/1223 - 10122*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:003/1223 - 10131 Brady's short pass is to Gaffney who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 5 yd gain.
1:551/10173 - 10131 Brady completes the pass to Welker who holds on to the the ball and runs into the endzone.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
1:48PAT 3 - 16FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 77 yds, 5:15
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 1:48
1:48Kickoffown 303 - 17K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) catch the ball at the Chi 8 and return it to the Chi 27.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 1:44
1:441/10own 273 - 17131 Miller's pass is to Booker who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 7 yd gain.
1:392/3own 343 - 17131 Miller scrambles to the sideline for 1 yard, and runs out of bounds.
1:333/2own 353 - 17131 Miller hits Terrell who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
1:271/10own 443 - 17131*** 2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:271/10own 443 - 17131 Miller's pass is just out of reach of Booker. Incomplete pass.
1:222/10own 443 - 17131Miller is sacked by Vince Wilfork for 7 yards.
1:003/17own 373 - 17131 PENALTY on Chi: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the Chi 37 - NO PLAY.
1:003/22own 323 - 17131 Miller scrambles to the sideline for 1 yard, and runs out of bounds.
0:544/21own 333 - 17P2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 31.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 0:43
0:431/10own 313 - 17131 Brady overthrows Stallworth and the pass is incomplete.
0:362/10own 313 - 17131 Brady overthrows Stallworth and the pass is incomplete.
0:313/10own 313 - 17131 Brady hits Welker who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 12 yd gain.
0:241/10own 433 - 17131*** 2007 New England Patriots (NE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:241/10own 433 - 17131 Brady's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
0:182/10own 433 - 17131 Brady's pass is just out of reach of Stallworth. Incomplete pass.
0:143/10own 433 - 17131 Brady's pass is to Moss who makes the catch and falls forward for a 12 yd gain.
0:061/10453 - 17131*** 2007 New England Patriots (NE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:061/10453 - 17131 Brady's underthrows Stallworth in the endzone. Incomplete pass.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 2001 Chicago Bears: 3 2007 New England Patriots: 17

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Ball OnScore
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F3rd Quarter Play by Play
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 303 - 17K2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 6 and return it to the NE 20.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 14:54
14:541/10own 203 - 17122 Brady throws the deep ball down field but it is incomplete.
14:462/10own 203 - 17122 PENALTY on Chi: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the NE 20 - NO PLAY.
14:462/5own 253 - 17122 Brady overthrows Stallworth and the pass is incomplete.
14:413/5own 253 - 17122 Maroney rushes for 4 yards off tackle right.
14:014/1own 293 - 17P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 40.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 13:52
13:521/10own 403 - 17122 PENALTY on NE: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the Chi 40 - NO PLAY.
13:521/5own 453 - 17122 Miller's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
13:462/5own 453 - 17122 Thomas pounds ahead for 1 yard.
13:093/4own 463 - 17122 Miller overthrows Baxter and the pass is incomplete.
13:044/4own 463 - 17P2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 17.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 12:53
12:531/10own 173 - 17122 Brady's pass is to Watson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
12:151/10own 273 - 17122 Maroney pounds ahead for 3 yards.
11:372/7own 303 - 17122 Maroney gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
10:553/3own 343 - 17122 Brady zips the short pass to Stallworth. Catch is good and Stallworth gets some yardage for a 10 yd gain.
10:151/10own 443 - 17122 Brady hits Faulk. Tackled immediately for a 6 yd gain.
9:322/4503 - 17122 Brady screen pass is dropped by Welker.
9:283/4503 - 17122 Maroney rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
8:474/6own 483 - 17P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 16.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 8:36
8:361/10own 163 - 17122 Thomas pounds ahead for 15 yards.
7:521/10own 313 - 17122 Miller's pass is to Booker who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 12 yd gain.
7:081/10own 433 - 17122 Miller tosses the ball out to Baxter. Tackled for a loss of 2 yds.
6:262/12own 413 - 17122 Miller's short pass is to Booker. Catch is good and Booker gets some yardage for a 9 yd gain.
5:473/3503 - 17122 Thomas picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
5:044/2493 - 17P2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 12.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 4:55
4:551/10own 123 - 17122 Maroney picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
4:182/8own 143 - 17122 Brady overthrows Welker and the pass is incomplete.
4:123/8own 143 - 17122 Maroney picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
3:334/6own 163 - 17P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the NE 37.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 3:22
3:221/10373 - 17122 Thomas carries, but is tackled for a loss of 2 yards.
2:462/12393 - 17122 Miller's pass is just out of reach of Lyman. Incomplete pass.
2:413/12393 - 17122 Thomas gains 3 yards up the middle.
2:024/9363 - 17P2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 11.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 1:49
1:491/10own 113 - 17122 Maroney pounds ahead for 2 yards.
1:132/8own 133 - 17122 Brady's pass is to Faulk. Tackled immediately for a 5 yd gain.
0:313/3own 183 - 17122 Maroney pounds ahead for 3 yards.
0:001/10own 213 - 17122Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 2001 Chicago Bears: 3 2007 New England Patriots: 17

TimeDown
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Ball OnScore
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F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:001/10own 213 - 17122 Faulk rushes for 6 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
14:192/4own 273 - 17122 Brady hits Welker who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
13:411/10own 363 - 17122 Maroney gets 52 yards on a pitch right.
12:531/10123 - 17122 Faulk rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
12:132/11133 - 17122 Faulk is stopped at the line.
11:363/11133 - 17122 Moss comes down with the pass in the endzone.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
11:30PAT 3 - 23FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 89 yds, 5:25
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 11:30
11:30Kickoffown 303 - 24K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) catch the ball at the Chi 6 and return it to the Chi 24.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 11:23
11:231/10own 243 - 24122 Thomas picks his way to the sidelines for 1 yard. Thomas runs out of bounds.
10:562/9own 253 - 24122 Thomas gets 7 yards on a pitch right.
10:233/2own 323 - 24122 Miller's short pass is to White who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
10:051/10own 383 - 24131 Miller's pass is just out of reach of Robinson. Incomplete pass.
PENALTY on Chi: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the Chi 38 - NO PLAY.
9:591/20own 283 - 24131 Miller hits Thomas who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
9:392/11own 373 - 24131 Thomas picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
9:223/8own 403 - 24131 Miller hits Terrell who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
9:061/10own 493 - 24131 Thomas rushes for a loss of 3 yards.
8:512/13own 463 - 24131Miller is sacked by Mike Vrabel for 7 yards.
8:343/20own 393 - 24131 Miller's long pass is to Bates who makes the catch and falls forward for a 22 yd gain.
8:131/10393 - 24131 Thomas picks up 16 yards on a draw play.
7:541/10233 - 24131 Allen rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
7:372/11243 - 24131 Miller overthrows Booker and the pass is incomplete.
7:303/11243 - 24131 Miller zips the short pass to Robinson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
7:094/3163 - 24131 Miller's pass is just out of reach of Booker. Incomplete pass.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 7:05
7:051/10own 163 - 24122 Maroney pounds ahead for 5 yards.
6:262/5own 213 - 24122 Evans gets 5 yards on a pitch right.
5:431/10own 263 - 24212 Evans rushes for a loss of 3 yards.
5:022/13own 233 - 24212 Maroney pounds ahead for 3 yards.
4:193/10own 263 - 24212 Eckel picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
3:364/8own 283 - 24P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 45.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 3:27
3:271/10own 453 - 24131 Miller overthrows Booker and the pass is incomplete.
3:232/10own 453 - 24131 Miller scrambles to the sideline for no gain, and runs out of bounds.
3:173/10own 453 - 24131Miller's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Asante Samuel returns the interception to the NE 45.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 3:09
3:091/10own 453 - 24212 Evans gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
2:282/9own 463 - 24212 Maroney gets back to the line of scrimmage.
2:003/9own 463 - 24212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:003/9own 463 - 24212 Faulk gets back to the line of scrimmage.
1:204/9own 463 - 24P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 23.
PENALTY on NE: Offsides, 5 yards enforced on the NE 46 - NO PLAY.
1:124/14own 413 - 24P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) return it to the Chi 29.
2001 Chicago Bears (Chi) at 1:02
1:021/10own 293 - 24131 Miller's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
0:562/10own 293 - 24131Miller's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Asante Samuel returns the interception to the Chi 15.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 0:47
0:471/10153 - 24212Brady takes a knee.
0:052/11163 - 24212Brady takes a knee.
0:003/12173 - 24212Time Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 2001 Chicago Bears: 3 2007 New England Patriots: 24

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