In what turned out to be a very entertaining game, the now 5-0 New Orleans Saints, defeated the 3-2 Chicago Bears by a score of 26-18.
The Saints uncharacteristically remained committed to run (despite the lackluster results), while implementing their normally explosive pass game. Drew Brees was an efficient 29-of-35 for 288 yards, with two touchdown and zero interceptions.
The defense was in bend but don't break mode as they gave up 358 yards through the air (10 receptions for 218 yards to receiver Alshon Jeffery). The Bears took a page out of the Saints' playbook as they only ran 14 designed run pays.
Wins are hard to come by in the NFL. Getting one—on the road—against a good team makes it even more special.
The Saints have another tough test on the road against the 4-1 New England Patriots next week. One I'm sure they can ace as well.
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