BEARS AT PATRIOTS | 1 P.M. SUNDAY (FOX)

Patriots’ keys to victory over the Bears

A close look at Sunday’s matchup, on offense and defense, and the key player for the Bears.

After one season in Philadelphia, Patrick Chung was fortunate to catch back on with the Patriots.
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Patrick Chung happy to be back with Patriots

On the field, Chung seems to be having more good days than bad.

Bears defensive end Willie Young, who will square off against the Patriots on Sunday, was a relative bargain.

Ben Volin | Sunday Football Notes

Free agent moves, the best and worst

As the season nears its midway point, it’s time to look at how the offseason acquisitions stack up.

Defensive end Chandler Jones has 22 sacks since entering the league in 2012, the most by a Patriot in that time.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots’ pass defense moves on without Chandler Jones

Jones is expected to miss significant time with a hip injury suffered in the Patriots’ win against the Jets.

Lisa Friel has traveled with Roger Goodell interviewing law enforcement and experts on domestic violence.

fair play

Lisa Friel tackling a tough job for the NFL

Can Friel make difference in how NFL handles domestic violence and sexual assault cases?

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A family reunion is on tap Sunday at Gillette Stadium for the Patriots running back and Bears safety Brock Vereen.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Brandon Browner ready to take on Bears receivers

The Patriots cornerback knows he’ll face a tall task against Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey.

The attorney leading the NFL players’ union investigation into the domestic violence case involving Ray Rice (above) said that the league and the Baltimore Ravens, Rice’s former team, have not been cooperating.

NFL notebook: More roadblocks in Ray Rice investigation

An attorney leading the NFL players’ union investigation into the Ray Rice case said that the league and the Ravens have not been cooperating.

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) celebrates after making his third touchdown reception Thursday.

Peyton Manning, Broncos in control in AFC West

Thursday night’s 35-21 defeat of the Chargers was another masterpiece performance for the Broncos and their quarterback.

Nick Foles and the Eagles hope to emerge from Arizona with a win on Sunday.

Sean Leahy | Week 8 NFL Preview

Eagles-Cardinals clash pits two of NFL’s best

Arizona and Philadelphia are two of the NFL’s four teams with just one loss, and both will face off in the desert on Sunday.

THE BETTOR’S EDGE

Betting football: Chicago should be able to bear up

The Bears have a lot of weapons on offense, and the Patriots are banged up in key areas.

FANTASY FOOTBALL

Fantasy football: Injuries can beget opportunities

When injuries strike, second and third stringers can produce unexpectedly valuable results.

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

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Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

Past seasons

2013 season recap

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Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.

From the archives

Super Bowl XLVI

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Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' loss loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

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