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Bears' Hail Mary comes up 1 yard short vs. Pats

The Patriots escaped Chicago with a 38-31 victory on Sunday after they successfully kept Bears receiver Kevin White out of the end zone following a 62-yard heave from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Trubisky after Hail Mary: 'I thought he was in' (0:38)
Nagy on loss: 'Chances are slim' after self-inflicted wounds (0:47)
Patriots stop Bears' Hail Mary on 1-yard line as time expires (0:28)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Ohio State lost to Purdue, Notre Dame now has the best Strength of Record in the country. This is purely about accomplishment -- how difficult was it to achieve the record you have? Harder to go 7-1 with LSU's schedule than undefeated with Clemson or Alabama's so far.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears got a lot of breaks in the first half, but Chicago still trails New England 21-17 because of they're lacking a passing attack on offense and a pass rush on defense. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky made several big plays with his feet, but completed only 8 of 20 pass attempts for 92 yards. On the other side of the ball, Khalil Mack has been a non-factor for the Bears defense. Mack, who entered the game as questionable with an ankle injury, did not record a tackle in the first half, as the Bears routinely dropped him back in coverage as opposed to turning him loose against Tom Brady.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting nickel back Bryce Callahan left the game with an undisclosed injury, forcing the Bears to use backup cornerback Sherrick McManis in the slot. Callahan entered the game as questionable with an ankle injury but managed to start despite missing practice on Friday.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Lauri Markkanen is walking around the practice facility this morning without a brace and was not wearing it at the game last night. Fred Hoiberg says the forward is looking at the same timetable for a return (mid-November) but seeing him without a brace is a "relief." He is doing range of motion work.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears are 8-2-1 ATS with five outright wins in their past 11 games as a home underdog. They're currently 2-point 'dogs against New England.

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Bulls waive Asik, may owe him $14.3 million

Center Omer Asik, who never played for Chicago after he was ruled out indefinitely with inflammatory arthritis in September, was waived by the Bulls on Sunday. The Bulls will owe Asik $14.3 million unless a team claims him off waivers.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Chicago makes it official on the Omer Asik waiver. The Bulls will now incur a $11.3M cap hit this season on the center. Asik had $3M guaranteed for 2019-20 and Chicago will now have the option of stretching that amount over the next three seasons (starting in 2019-20). Cap space for Bulls next summer is fluid based on the $20M team option of Jabari Parker. With Parker on the roster, Chicago projects to have between $25-30M in room. Without the forward and room will increase to $45M. The projected cap space takes into account the $7.5M Bobby Portis free agent hold.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The biggest needs at this point for Station Casinos' sportsbooks in Nevada: Jets, Bears and Bengals.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

A loss to Purdue didn't eliminate the Buckeyes, but Ohio State's chance to reach the playoff dropped 47 percentage points. Meanwhile no one improved its playoff outlook yesterday more than Michigan, who is now the fourth-most likely team to reach the CFP.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Biggest needs at this point for the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas: Bears, Jets and Bengals.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears inactives vs. the Patriots: cornerback Marcus Cooper, fullback Michael Burton, linebacker Kylie Fitts, offensive lineman Rashaad Coward, offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann, wide receiver Javon Wims and defensive tackle Nick Williams.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (ankle), wide receiver Allen Robinson (groin) and nickel back Bryce Callahan (ankle) are all active vs. New England.

Bears surprise Trevathan with visit from grandmother (1:23)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack is the first Chicago player on the field for pregame warmups. Mack is questionable with an ankle injury but expected to play vs. New England.

Kane nets 2 in victory (0:42)