Five in a Reaux! Saints Beat Bears, 20-12
The New Orleans Saints won their fifth straight game Sunday, beating the Chicago Bears 20-12 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Drew Brees became only the third player in NFL history to complete 6,000 career passes, completing 23-28 passes for 299 yards.
New Orleans got on the board on its first possession, driving 81 yards for a touchdown, with Alvin Kamara scoring from eight yards out. A 54 yard catch and run by Brandon Coleman was the big play in the drive. The Saints had stalled, but Chicago was offsides on a field goal attempt, allowing New Orleans to get seven points instead of three.
Connor Barth's 27 yard field goal got the Bears on the board early in the second quarter but New Orleans (5-2) got an 80 yard drive later in the period. Mark Ingram rushed for 35 yards on the drive, scoring from a yard out.
After an exchange of field goals in the second half, the Bears capitalized on an Ingram fumble, driving 72 yards on ten plays. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky had a 46 yard run in the drive. Tank Cohen scored from a yard out for the touchdown,, but the two point conversion attempt was no good, leaving the score 17-12.
Ingram fumbled again on the next possession, but the Bears turned the ball over on downs, leading to a Wil Lutz 49 yard field goal for the final margin.
Trubisky completed 14-32 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted once.
Jordan Howard gained 102 yards on 23 carries, but 50 of those yards came on one run. Ingram led the Saints on the ground with 75 yards on 18 carries, while Michael Thomas snared seven passes for 77 yards.
The Saints outgained the Bears, 387-307.