The Chicago Bears win the toss and defer. The New Orleans Saints start at the 25. Drew Brees completion to Michael Thomas for 5. Incomplete to Adam Trautman. 3rd and 5. Brees to Thomas for 13 and the 1st. Alvin Kamara rushes for 8. Screen to Deonte Harris for 1. 3rd and 1. Brees hands off to Taysom Hill who rushes for the 1st and more. Brees is forced out of the pocket and manages to hit Trautman for a 4 yards. Kamara picks up 2. 3rd and 4. Brees is forced out of the pocket under heavy pressure and is forced to throw it away. Thomas Morstead punts it away. Would have been a 56 yard fieldgoal attempt. The Saints decide to play field position.
The Bears fair catch at the 8. Screen for a couple. They rush for 3 more. 3rd and 5. Mitch Trubisky almost throws an interception. Bears punt.
The Saints win the field position battle and start at their 45. Brees to Harris for 9. Kamara picks up 5 and the 1st. Latavius Murray rushes for 2. Brees to Taysom for a foot. 3rd and 8. Brees to Emmanuel Sanders for 17. Offsides Bears. Brees too high for Sanders who was held but no flag. Kamara breaks lose for 6 and the 1st. Brees to Michael Thomas for the touchdown. Will Lutz extra point is good. 7-0 Saints.
The Bears start at the 20 after an ill advised take out. Trubisky connects for 9. They rush for the 1st. Trubisky throws to Wims. It’s ruled incomplete. The Bears challenge the call and win. They are at the Saints 40. A trick reverse back to Trubisky who throws a perfect pass that is dropped in the endzone. Montgomery of the Bears is tackled for a 1 yard lose. 3rd and 11. Trubisky to Kmet short of the 1st. Bears go for it on 4th down. Timeout Bears. Trubisky is force to run and is short.
Saints ball on turnover of downs at their 32. Taysom Hill is in at QB and the designed run picks up 10. Brees to Michael Burton for 6. Under pressure Brees throws a dirt ball. 3rd and 4. False start makes it 3rd and 9. That was on Ruiz. Brees deep to Harris for the 1st. Kamara loses a yard. End of the 1st quarter. Brees’ pass is tipped and intercepted. Think that should be overturned but you know how things go for us. Play is under review. Call is overturned. 3rd and 11 for the Saints. Kamara rushes for 9. Lutz misses the 50 yard fieldgoal.
The Bears take over at their 40. Trubisky is forced to throw it out of bounds. Montgomery rushes for 2. 3rd and 8. Incomplete. Bears punt.
Saints get the ball back at 16. Play clock running out forces the Saints to take a timeout. Murray picks up 4. Kamara rushes for the 1st. Taysom in at QB. The pass is hit as Taysom throws and it’s picked. It’s instead ruled a fumble. Same result.
Bears ball at the Saints 24. Montgomery rushes for 4. Montgomery picks up the 1st at the 14. Montgomery rushes for 4. Kmet completion for 1. On sportsman like penalty on the Bears makes it 3rd and 20. Complete for 11 yards makes it 4th down. False start backs them up and the 36 yard fieldgoal is good. 7-3 Saints.
Saints start at the 25. Brees to Jared Cook for 7. Offsides gives us 5 and the 1st. Brees to Thomas who is hit at the point of contact and can’t hold on. Brees hands off to Harris who is tackled for a 2 yard loss. 3rd and 12. Brees under pressure throws it away. Saints punt.
Bears start at their 20. Trubisky complete to Miller for 10. Montgomery picks up 1. Complete to Robinson for 2 and then he fumbles. Malcom Jenkins picks it up and runs into the endzone but the pass is ruled incomplete. Saints challenge the call. Ruling stands and the Saints are charged for their second timeout. Bears punt.
Saints start at the 22. Kamara rushes for 3. Brees’ pass is tipped, incomplete. 3rd and 7. The Bears keep getting pressure. Brees to Harris at the marker who then picks up 34. Screen to Sanders no gain. Brees to Thomas for 6. 3rd and 4. Two minute warning. Brees incomplete to Thomas. 4th down. Morstead is back to punt and a false start backs them up.
Bears ball at the 17. 1:49 to the half. Montgomery rushes for 6. Last timeout for the Saints. The bears rush for 2. 3rd and 2. They are denied and the Bears punt. Timeout Bears. 0:14 to the half. Off setting flags and the punt is done over. 6 seconds to the half.
Punt goes out of bounds. Halftime. Bears get the opening kick of the second half.