Saints vs. Bears 2013 Preview and Matchup History

Chris Graythen

A detailed look at the history between the Saints and Bears as well as some standout individual performances by players from both teams before their matchup on Sunday October, 6th 2013.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-0) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-1)

SERIES

SAINTS

BEARS

SERIES LEADER

13-12

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 1-3

Trestman: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 38-17 vs. Dolphins

L 40-32 at Lions

LAST GAME

9/18/11: Bears 13 at Saints 30. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 26 of 37 passes & converts 3 TD passes, including 79-yarder to WR Devery Henderson.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/11/08: Bears 27, Saints 24 (OT). Chicago KR Danieal Manning starts game with 83-yard KR-TD. Bears K Robbie Gould makes 2 FGs, including game-winning 35-yarder.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (NO), 86 (Chi.). XM: 86 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 111-166-1,434 (1C)-10 (1C)-4-103.8 (3C)

Cutler: 95-148-1,010-8 (T2C)-6-85.1

RUSHING

P. Thomas: 29-101-3.5-0

Forté: 69-320-4.6-3 (T2L)

RECEIVING

Graham (TE): 27 (T3C)-458 (2L)-17.0-6 (T1L)

Marshall: 27 (T3C)-348-12.9-2

OFFENSE

419.5 (3C)

352.3

TAKE/GIVE

+5 (T2C)

+5 (T2C)

DEFENSE

304.5 (3C)

384.0

SACKS

Jordan: 4

Williams: 2

INTs

7 tied: 1

Tillman, Wright: 2 (T1C)

PUNTING

Morstead: 47.4

Podlesh: 43.5

KICKING

Hartley: 36 (3C) (12/12 PAT; 8/10 FG)

Gould: 33 (12/13 PAT; 7/7 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS

In last meeting, QB DREW BREES had 118.1 rating. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 35,005 yards & 254 TDs. Passed for 413 yards with 4 TDs & 144.5 rating last week. Has tied own NFL records with 300+ pass yards in 9 games in row & 25+ comp. in 10 games in row.

In last game at Chi., RB PIERRE THOMAS had 146 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 59 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.).

Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 184 catches, 1,654 rec. yards & 15 rec. TDs.

TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 6 rec. TDs, most ever by TE in Sept. Aims for 6th in row with TD catch. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ yards. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 223 catches & 2,908 yards. Leads NFC TEs with 29 TDs in span.

WR MARQUES COLSTON has 19 catches for 241 yards (80.3 per game) & 4 TDs in 3 career meetings (inc. playoffs).

DE CAMERON JORDAN has 4 sacks in past 3.

Since 2006 (incl. playoffs), S ROMAN HARPER has 18.5 sacks, most by DB. Has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in 3 meetings...

BEARS

Since 2012, QB JAY CUTLER has 114.5 rating in 4th Q, best in NFL. In career (incl. playoffs), Cutler's teams are 26-1 (.963) when he has 100+ rating.

RB MATT FORTÉ had 10 catches for 117 yards in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2008, is 1 of 2 players (RAY RICE) with 5,000+ rush (5,647) & 2,000+ rec. (2,485) yards.

WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 145 catches for 1,856 yards (92.8 per game) & 13 TDs in 1st 20 games with Chi.

WR ALSHON JEFFERY had 1st 100-yard game (107) last week.

TE MARTELLUS BENNETT had career-high 8 catches & 90 yards last week.

Since 2012, Bears have 10 INT-TDs, most in NFL.

CB CHARLES TILLMAN had FF & FR in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2003, has 39 FFs, most by DB. Is only player with 30+ INTs (35) & 30+ FFs in that span.

Since entering NFL in 2002, DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 112.5 sacks, 3rd most in NFL.

CB TIM JENNINGS has 10 INTs since 2012, tied for most in NFL.

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