Saints News, 10/7/13: Saints Defeat Bears 26-18, Payton Finally Gets First Soldier Field Victory

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Sean Payton and Drew Brees finally achieved victory at Soldier Field in what was a total team performance. Rob Ryan's defense maintained their high level of stingy play and gave notice to the rest of the league that they are no early season fluke. Hartley, Morstead, and the other special teams players also came through with a big day. It seemed that Payton and crew were confident throughout the game that a 5-0 record would be in their immediate future. Am I crazy or does this Saints team look even better than the 2009 championship Saints team? Plus, thanks to the Bengals defense, Drew Brees' 54 consecutive games with a TD pass record is safe until at least late next season as Peyton Manning is now the closest with a 29-game streak. Could yesterday have been more Who Dat perfect?



Saints Defeat Bears 26-18

Saints hold off Bears 26-18, end day as NFC's only undefeated team | New Orleans
Malcolm Jenkins crept towards the line of scrimmage early Sunday, showing something they hadn’t through the first four games.

Saints listen to Payton, do something special in Chicago | New Orleans
Of the many things Sean Payton preached to his players in the week heading into Sunday’s game in Chicago – the turnover battle, the field conditions, the weather – only one really hit home for those who have been with the team since 2006.

Quick Takes: Saints overcome Soldier Field jinx
You know the back story. Sean Payton attended high school at Naperville Central in Naperville, IL. He played at Eastern Illinois. He once donned the Bears uniform as a replacement game player quarterback under Mike Ditka in 1987.

Brees, Hartley lead Saints past Bears
Garrett Hartley booted four field goals and Drew Brees threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints remained perfect with a 26-18 decision over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Ryan returns with Saints, conquers Bears -
Rest assured, it was a tummy-warming homecoming for the 50-year-old Ryan, who came home, saw old friends and conquered a high-scoring offense, much like his dad, Buddy, did when he was calling the defensive shots for the Bears back in the day.

Five Things We Learned from the Saints/Bears game - Who Dat Dish
The New Orleans Saints still had to prove that they can win on the road in their next game against the Chicago Bears. New Orleans won the time of possession battle, the turnover battle, and eventually the point battle winning 26-18.

Drew Brees' record safe for now as Tom Brady held without touchdown pass: notebook |
Illinois native Pierre Thomas has happy homecoming with two touchdowns against the Bears

It's all about trust as Saints defense leads way | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
CHICAGO — In previous years under coach Sean Payton, the New Orleans Saints most likely would have gone for it on fourth-and-goal from the …

Saints snap Soldier Field hex, move to 5-0 | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
CHICAGO — In previous years under coach Sean Payton, the New Orleans Saints most likely would have gone for it on fourth-and-goal from the …

Saints notebook: Drew Brees’ 300-yard streak ends at nine games | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
CHICAGO — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had his NFL record streak of nine consecutive 300-yard passing games snapped in Sunday’…

Mickles: These Saints move to 1-0 at their House of Horrors | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
CHICAGO — In their past three visits to Soldier Field, the New Orleans Saints played more like zombies than football players. It’s hard to …

Saints thumbs up, thumbs down | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Thumbs up n SAINTS RB PIERRE THOMAS: Thomas, a Chicago native, returned to his hometown and played his best game of the season. He caught…

New Orleans Saints drop Chicago Bears, improve to 5-0 |
Saints never trail in game

Game balls for the New Orleans Saints' 26-18 victory over the Chicago Bears |
Saints have learned how to hold on to the ball as well as anyone in the NFL.

New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears: Scoring summary |
How they scored

New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears: Did You See? |
Thomas Morstead, Malcolm Jenkins among players with big games

Drew Brees exorcises Windy City demons in 26-18 win at Chicago Bears: Jeff Duncan's Four-point Stance |
Chicago -- Quick observations from the New Orleans Saints' 26-18 victory against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field:

New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears: grades |
How the team's fared.

John DeShazier: Saints dictated the terms of their 26-18 victory over Bears
Franchise scores its first victory at Soldier Field since 2000

Quotes from Sean Payton and players about today's victory over the Chicago Bears
Quotes from Coach Payton and players post game press conferences

New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears: Notebook
The Saints are 5-0 for the fourth time in franchise history

New Orleans Saints move to 5-0 with 26-18 win over Chicago Bears
Saints off to best start since 2009 season

Coming up for the Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Foxboro Stadium (Fox; WDGL-FM, 98.1; WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3) SCOUTING REP…


The View From the Other Side

Saints' Vaccaro on Bears: 'We knew a couple things' | CSN Chicago
"We knew a couple things," Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro told "Our coaches had it dialed up."

Cheer up, Bears Fans | isportsweb
Chicago Bears fans have a lot to be optimistic about.

Marc Trestman and Bears players discuss their loss
Quotes from Bears Coach Marc Trestman and players

New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears: Opposing team's view |
The Chicago Bears had quite a bit to say following their loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Final Score: New Orleans Saints beat Chicago Bears 26-18 - Windy City Gridiron
The NFC North got a little more complicated this weekend...

Surprise looks, early mistakes too much for Bears to overcome - Chicago Sun-Times
The Bears were ready for whatever New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was about to throw at them Sunday. ‘‘We knew going into the game they had a whole bunch of different fronts,’’ left tackle Jermon Bushrod said. ‘‘Four down [linemen], three down, sometimes

Bears start, finish flat in loss to Saints - Chicago Sun-Times
His team had lost by eight points for the second straight week — a late touchdown again falsely making the game appear close — when Martellus Bennett was asked if the Bears ran out of time. ‘‘I think everybody in the world wishes they had

Lance Briggs laments ‘boneheaded’ offsides penalty on fourth down - Chicago Sun-Times
Despite a poor effort from the defense in Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints — one in which the Bears failed to force a turnover — linebacker Lance Briggs finished with 14 tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss. But his focus after

Back-to-back losses have taken a lot out of Bears’ 3-0 start - Chicago Sun-Times
MORRISSEY: If the question is, ‘‘What ails the Bears?’’ the answer would have to be a question, too: Where does it hurt? Receivers dropped passes Sunday, so there are painful hand issues, if not eye problems. Dumb penalties point to serious brain cramping. Hurt feelings might require treatment for sensitive skin.

Bears Vs Saints: Notes, Scribbles and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears fell to 3-2 after a loss to the Saints yesterday; we're going over our notes from yesterday's game.

Bears Can't Overcome Slow Start, Fall 26-18 to Saints for Second Straight Loss - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) runs the ball for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second

BE: Chicago Bears need to right ship quickly - ESPN Chicago
Chicago comes off a loss, yes. But today shouldn’t be a panic Monday, considering the Bears lost to what I’d consider to be a legitimate S

Bears' Marshall: Jeffery 'could be best to ever do it' | CSN Chicago
If there was one positive takeaway from the Bears' loss to the Saints on Sunday afternoon it's the emergence of Alshon Jeffery.

View from the Moon: Bears outcoached, outplayed by Saints | CSN Chicago
The immediate question after a game like the Bears’ 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday is what was learned from it?


Around the League

Many records will fall if Broncos continue torrid pace | ProFootballTalk
It's not exactly breaking news that Peyton Manning and the Broncos are piling up the yards and lighting up the scoreboard. But the Broncos are doing more than just playing good offense. They're racking up yards and points at a pace that's completely unprecedented in NFL history.

Josh Freeman to sign with Vikings | ProFootballTalk
Josh Freeman has his new home. Freeman will sign with the Vikings, as PFT's Mike Florio first reported on NBC's Sunday Night Football post-game show.

League could consider adjustment to kickoff point | ProFootballTalk
Last week, former NFL special-teams coach Mike Westhoff complained about the movement of the kickoff point back to the 35. But unlikely some (i.e., me) who'll make a complaint without offering a solution, Westhoff offered this proposal: Kick the ball from the 25, limit all 11 members of the kic...

Coughlin on Eli: A couple of those plays were terrible | ProFootballTalk
The Giants fell to 0-5 on Sunday by following what's quickly become a familiar script for them this season. They kept the game close into the second half before completely unraveling under an avalanche of mental and physical mistakes that allowed the Eagles to run away with the game in a rout.

NFL morning after: Andy Reid’s amazing turnaround | ProFootballTalk
Peyton Manning is on pace for a zillion touchdowns, and Jimmy Graham is playing tight end as well as anyone has ever played the position, and Robert Mathis is on pace to break the single-season sack record.

Jerry Jones "so proud of Romo" after tough loss to Broncos | ProFootballTalk
Tony Romo played a masterful game on Sunday, right up until his final pass, an interception that set the Broncos up for their game-winning field goal. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he'll remember that game for the way Romo played before that final pass.



VIDEO Sean Payton's Postgame Presser: at Bears
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks about the win over the Chicago Bears.

VIDEO Drew Brees: "Happy to get a win in Chicago"
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees speaks with reporters after the game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 6, 2013. (New Orleans Saints Video)

VIDEO Pierre Thomas talks about his 2-TD day
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas talks about getting a win in his hometown on Sunday, October 6, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Jimmy Graham "I have great trust in Drew Brees"
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham speaks with reporters after the game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 6, 2013. (New Orleans Saints Video)

VIDEO Week 5: New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears highlights
Drew Brees passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns, leading the New Orleans Saints to a 26-18 road victory vs. the Chicago Bears to move to 5-0 on the season.

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