The Bears dominated the Patriots, winning 33-14.

Given that the New England Patriots were 8.5-point favorites against the Chicago Bears, a 33-14 final score in Monday night’s game wouldn’t have been particularly surprising. But Chicago beating New England by that margin? Not many people saw that one coming.

The Bears jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. After an interception, the Patriots benched returning starting quarterback Mac Jones in favor of Bailey Zappe.

The fans at Gillette Stadium were happy about that change and it paid immediate dividends, with Zappe leading New England to two quick touchdowns and a 14-10 lead.

Chicago regained control, taking a 20-14 lead at halftime. The Bears built on their lead in the third quarter, thanks to a pair of Cairo Santos field goals. Then, a touchdown run from David Montgomery early in the fourth quarter effectively put the game out of reach.

Zappe did not have a miracle comeback — or even a big garbage-time performance — in him. Whatever magic he had when replacing Jones in the first half was gone by the fourth quarter. The Bears intercepted Zappe twice in the final 15 minutes.

In fact, if anything, the game could have been worse. The Bears were on the brink of scoring again in the game’s final seconds but opted to take a knee, much to the chagrin of Peyton Manning.

A shocking result like Monday’s was bound to get some big reactions. That’s exactly what happened here. Fans of both teams, as well as several neutral observers, had a lot to say about Monday night’s blowout.

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