Saints vs. Bears: Takeaways from the Saints' 26-18 Victory over Chicago

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Saints vs. Bears: Takeaways from the Saints' 26-18 Victory over Chicago
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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 touchdowns 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 plays. 

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.

Here are my takeaways from the game.

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