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Saints Get Tough 20-12 Win Over the Bears

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Saints get to 5-2 after tough 20-12 win over the Bears

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After rattling off four wins in a row, the New Orleans Saints (5-2) were looking to keep their momentum and the lead of the NFC South in an important NFC matchup against the Chicago Bears (4-4) on Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints managed only 20 points, with Drew Brees not recording a single touchdown pass and Mark Ingram fumbling twice to give the Bears a chance to win it. But in the NFL there are no such things as style points and New Orleans has its first five-game winning streak since 2013. They’ll take it and prepare for the Buccaneers next Sunday.

Here’s a quarter by quarter recap of the game:

1st Quarter

  • Chicago wins the toss and defers
  • Saints start from their 18-yard line
  • Brees finds Brandon Coleman for a 54 yards swing pass into the Bears red zone
  • A Bears offside gives the Saints a first down on 4th and 5
  • Alvin Kamara rushes into the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown
  • NO: 7 - CHI: 0
  • Bears start at their 25-yard line
  • On 3rd and 3 near midfield, Bears stall and punt
  • Saints start from their 10-yard line
  • Brees gets sacked by Akiem Hicks on 3rd and 10, Saints punt
  • Mitchell Trubisky finds Trey McBride for a 45-yard pass into the Saints red zone
  • The Bears have a 3rd-and-goal as the quarter ends

2nd Quarter

  • Trubisky throws an incompletion on 3rd and goal from the Saints 8-yard line
  • Connor Barth makes a 27-yard field goal
  • NO: 7 - CHI: 3
  • Alvin Kamara fumbles the ball but is ruled down by contact. Phew!
  • Brees gets sacked again and the Saints punt into Chicago’s end zone
  • This Bears defense is a good as advertised!
  • On offense, the Bears are running the ball with ease
  • Bears get into Saints territory
  • Trubisky gets sacked by Kenny Vaccaro on 3rd and 7, Bears punt
  • Saints take over at their 20-yard line
  • Saints get to midfield, with a great mix of run and pass
  • Saints get to the Bears one-yard line
  • Ingram runs in from the one-yard line for a touchdown
  • NO: 14 - CHI: 3
  • Bears convert a big 3rd and 6 play into Saints territory
  • On 3rd and 11, Bears convert again
  • On 3rd and 13, Trubisky gets sacked by Trey Hendrickson
  • Connor Barth misses a 48-yard field goal
  • Saints kneel and take a 14-3 lead into the locker room

3rd Quarter

  • Bears start the second half at their 25-yard line
  • Bears go three-and-out and punt
  • A penalty on the punt has the Saints starting at their 10-yard line
  • On 3rd and 8, Brees finds Michael Thomas for a 23-yard gain
  • Brees completes a pass to Thomas for his 6000th career completion!!!
  • Brees is the fastest QB in NFL history to get to that milestone!
  • Saints stall on 3rd and 4, Morstead pins the Bears down to their 3-yard line
  • Jordan Howard runs for 50 yards to bail the Bears out
  • On 3rd and 10, Mitchell Trubisky finds Zach Miller for a near touchdown
  • The ball is ruled to have been bobbled and is called incomplete
  • Connor Barth makes a 44-yard field goal
  • NO: 14 - CHI: 6
  • Saints take over at their 25-yard line
  • Saints stall near midfield on 3rd and 5 and have to punt
  • Bears take over at their 10-yard line
  • Bears go three-and-out and punt
  • Saints get the ball near midfield, best starting position of the day
  • The quarter ends after a Ryan Ramczyk block in the back penalty on first down

4th Quarter

  • Brees finds Michael Thomas for a 21-yard reception into Bears territory
  • Saints stall on 3rd and 3 near the Bears 28-yard line
  • Wil Lutz makes a 45-yard field goal
  • NO: 17 - CHI: 6
  • Bears start at their 25-yard line
  • Chicago goes three-and-out and punts
  • Saints start with a 34-yard pass to Alvin Kamara into Bears territory
  • Saints get into the Bears red zone
  • Mark Ingram fumbles the ball and the Bears recover at their 28-yard line
  • On 3rd and 10, Mitch Trubisky runs for 46 yards into Saints territory
  • Bears get into the red zone
  • Tarik Cohen runs into the end zone for a touchdown
  • Bears go for two and miss
  • NO: 17 - CHI: 12
  • Saints start at their 20-yard line
  • Ted Ginn Jr. catches a 54-yard pass on 2nd and 9 into Bears territory
  • Ingram fumbles the ball again and the Bears recover at their 30-yard line
  • On 4th and 1, the Bears decide to pass and fail
  • Saints take over at the Bears 39-yard line
  • Saints stall at the Bears 32-yard line and Wil Lutz makes a 49-yard field goal
  • NO: 20 - CHI: 12
  • Bears start in Saints territory because of a horse collar penalty on Wil Lutz
  • Marshon Lattimore intercepts Mitch Trubisky to ice the game
  • Saints kneel on the ball
  • Saints Win! Saints Win!
  • Final Score: NO: 20 - CHI: 12

Poll

What will you most remember from the Saints 20-12 win over the Bears?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    This effin’ defense finding a way again!
    (160 votes)
  • 20%
    Marshon Lattimore pick to seal the deal
    (93 votes)
  • 36%
    Mark Ingram almost single-handedly losing the game
    (170 votes)
  • 5%
    Drew Brees not having a touchdown pass
    (27 votes)
  • 2%
    I nearly choked on three burgers, all at once
    (10 votes)
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