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Bears vs. Patriots Live Blog: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 4 game

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Bears vs. Patriots Live Blog: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 4 game

WE"LL DO IT LIVE. 

Welcome back, gang. It feels like only a week ago we were all in Miami, watching one of the drunkest Bears games we've seen in a while. No rest for the weary, though, and the Bears are back in Chicago and oh god they're playing Tom Brady and the Patriots. Khalil Mack WILL play, though, and Rob Gronkowski will NOT. One step at a time. 

As always, J.J. Stankevitz will be your eyes and ears from Soldier; give him a follow. Lorin Cox's tweets are also worth your time. 

PREGAME

Inactives are out! Check them all out right here. 

PREGAME READS

Three Keys and a Prediction

Final Thoughts on Bears-Pats

(Too) Bold Predictions

Bears' O should hang with Pats' D

The Trubisky-Brady Comparisons

Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski won't play against Bears

Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski won't play against Bears

It's official: Gronk won't be playing this afternoon. 

After the all-world tight end's status was up in the air through most of the weekend, Gronkowski has officially been ruled out for today's matchup: 

It's obviously a lucky break for the Bears defense, who still have to deal with the likes of Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, and a group of great pass-catching running backs.