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How the Patriots offense can blow out the Bears on Monday Night Football – Boston Herald



It’s time for a throwback Patriots game plan.

Not ground-and-pound. Not necessarily under center. Not even strictly running plays from the playbooks of Charlies Weis, Bill O’Brien or Josh McDaniels.

Rather, focus on the middle of the field, and win the game.

That’s where Tom Brady dominated for 20 years in New England, and the Pats should find a groove again Monday night versus Chicago.

The Bears own one of the league’s worst run defenses, just as the Packers, Lions and Browns did the last few weeks versus the Patriots. But that doesn’t guarantee Rhamondre Stevenson will run wild, considering Cleveland held Stevenson to under 80 yards last time out. The Patriots need to run wisely against Chicago, and hit them over the middle off play-action, something the coaches have incorporated more of the last two weeks.

The Pats also have a matchup to exploit through Jakobi Meyers, consistently their most open and productive wide receiver. Meyers owns the slot.

Here’s how the Patriots can win through him, the line of scrimmage and formationally on Monday Night Football:



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