Only we didn't learn a whole lot new about the Bears. No, we already knew that as their defense taketh, the Bears' offense, particularly quarterback Rex Grossman, will from time to time giveth away. That flaw cost the Bears for the second time this season and if they don't get it corrected it most certainly will cost them in the postseason, when there is no next week.
Chicago forced five New England turnovers (bringing the Bears' league-leading total to 34) Sunday, including four takeaways with Patriots threatening to score. But Grossman offset those takeaways with three interceptions (giving him 11 in the past six games) and a fumbled exchange with Pro Bowl center Olin Kreutz inside the New England 10 in the second quarter of a game in which, as expected, points were at a premium.