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New Orleans vs. Chicago Recap: Saints Dominate Bears, Win 31-15

Woo Hoo! 6 wins! The good Saints showed up in Chicago and dominated a hapless Bears team in a 31-15 victory that wasn't nearly as close as the final score might indicate. The Saints moved into first place in the NFC South and now basically face a playoff-style, must-win scenario over the last two games if they want to make the postseason. They now control their own destiny as long as they keep winning.

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Saints Defeat Bears 31-15

Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

Pierre Warren says two-interception outing in Saints win over Bears showed why New Orleans brought him back to team | Black and Gold

ROAD WARRIORS: Saints Show Heart in Win vs. Bears
Heart. It's what most fans and observers of the New Orleans Saints football team thought that they obviously were lacking, after last week's humiliating de

Personnel tinkering pays off for New Orleans Saints' defense in win over Bears: Larry Holder | NOLA.com
Revamped defense comes through for New Orleans

Drew Brees extends records in near-perfect game vs. Chicago | NOLA.com
He threw three touchdowns

New Orleans Saints sack Jay Cutler seven times en route to 31-15 win | NOLA.com
Cutler also was picked off three times

Sean Payton wears 'B' on visor in honor of cancer patient Bailey Leon | NOLA.com
Payton and players have visited Leon in hospital

New Orleans Saints get the perfect gift in hapless Bears | NOLA.com
Saints get opponent that already has quit on the season

Drew Brees: Let’s make sure we can handle success | ProFootballTalk
The last time the Saints moved into first place in the NFC South, they celebrated by losing three straight games at home. When they beat the Steelers on the road in Week 13, they celebrated by falling flat on their faces against the Panthers at home.

Kenny Vaccaro, New Orleans Saints secondary respond to shakeup - ESPN
Technically, Kenny Vaccaro did wind up getting demoted. But it was both a motivational and tactical move by New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.

Saints' Galette says Jay Cutler is an 'elite quarterback' | CSN Chicago

Saints take care of business, but real test vs Atlanta
New Orleans' source for complete news coverage of the Saints football team with schedules, scores and stats. WWLTV.com

Keenan Lewis: Saints are hoping to give Falcons ‘funeral’ next week | Black and Gold

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The View From a Really Effed Up NFL Locker Room

Martellus Bennett says Bears lack passion | ProFootballTalk
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett believes the problem on his team is not about talent. It's about effort. ‘‘There are some positions on the team that need to step up with leadership and things like that around the club," Bennett told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Five things we learned: New Orleans Saints 31, Chicago Bears 15 - ESPN Chicago
CHICAGO – Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 31-15 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday night: 1. Jay Cutler's body la

Bears Grades: Cutler reaches new lows vs. poor Saints | CSN Chicago

Phil Emery allowed Marc Trestman to make Aaron Kromer decision | ProFootballTalk
As unsightly as the Bears were on the field last night, they behind-the-scenes Bears might be even worse. During the pre-game show on the team's flagship radio station, Bears General Manager Phil Emery said he was very upset by last week's comments by offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, which bec...

Jay Cutler Presser Lasts Three Questions Because Local Media Was Late
The bad Bears lost to the also bad Saints on Monday Night Football, and Jay Cutler had an awful game, throwing three interceptions as the Bears went down 24-0, and getting sacked seven times.

Saints Defeat Bears To Capture First Place; Cutler Hightails It | Kissing Suzy Kolber
The Saints beat the Bears on Monday Night Football to capture sole possession of first place in the NFC South.

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler not providing return on investment - ESPN Chicago
For a man receiving $22.5 million in 2014 as part of a seven-year contract worth $126.7 million, the production isn't matching up to the salary.

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Transcripts

Sean Payton recaps win over Chicago Bears
Transcript of Sean Payton's postgame press conference on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Drew Brees, Saints players on the win over the Chicago Bears
Postgame quotes from Saints players on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Marc Trestman discusses loss to New Orleans Saints
Transcript of Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman's postgame press conference on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Chicago Bears players on the loss to the Saints
Postgame quotes from Chicago Bears players on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton's postgame presser vs Chicago Bears
Sean Payton reviews the New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears game on Monday, December 14, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Drew Brees' postgame presser vs Chicago Bears
Drew Brees reviews the New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears game on Monday, December 14, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears highlights
Drew Brees throws for 375 yards and three touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints to a decisive 31-15 victory over the Chicago Bears to cap off Week 15 of NFL action.

VIDEO: Pierre Warren talks about his 2 interceptions
Pierre Warren speaks with reporters after the New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears game on Monday, December 15, 2014