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Saints best Bears, start 5-0 for first time since 2009

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The Saints’ hot start continues.

The Saints scored the game’s first 13 points and never trailed in Sunday’s 26-18 victory at Chicago. They are now 5-0 for the time since 2009, when they won the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. The win also moves the Saints four games ahead of the Falcons and Panthers in the win column, pending Week Five’s results.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a sparkling game, completing 29-of-35 passes for 288 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tight end Jimmy Graham was again stellar, catching 10 passes for 135 yards.

Bears second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery had a career game in defeat, catching 10 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. Overall, Chicago outgained New Orleans 434-347.

However, the Bears were playing from behind throughout, and they could never quite pull even against the powerful Saints, who had a 20-7 halftime lead.

New Orleans travels to 4-1 New England in Week Six. The Bears (3-2) host the 0-5 Giants on Thursday night.

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46 Responses to “Saints best Bears, start 5-0 for first time since 2009”
  1. purplegreenandgold says: Oct 6, 2013 4:47 PM

    Remember last year… all the “FUN” everyone was having with “Drew needs an explanation”… He’s giving one game by game! Go Saints…Thanks Drew!!!

  2. eaglefan94 says: Oct 6, 2013 4:47 PM

    This team looks legit.

  3. coachkilla6 says: Oct 6, 2013 4:54 PM

    Reggie Bush must have tipped the Saints on how to beat duh Bears. Looks like they’re starting to fold earlier this season than every other year.

  4. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 6, 2013 5:02 PM

    OVERRATED! have beaten up on scrubs. Now the tough part of the schedule is coming aints!

  5. nfl4days says: Oct 6, 2013 5:02 PM

    I got nothing but respect for that bears defense. We’re looking the best we have in years! Love the defense.

  6. nolanbctalk says: Oct 6, 2013 5:05 PM

    Who Freakin’ Dat!!!

  7. sundaysundaysunday says: Oct 6, 2013 5:06 PM

    Andrew Brees is the truth! So are the Saints! Who Dat!

  8. aljack88 says: Oct 6, 2013 5:06 PM

    Nice game Saints. Enjoy the foliage view while beating the Pats in New England. It should be peaking while the Pats O is doing anything but.

  9. gmsingh says: Oct 6, 2013 5:06 PM

    I’m confused on how Brees had a “sparkling game” when Cutler beat him in every single passing category possible. It’s a shame the Bears lost, but Cutler had his best game in a Bears uniform and it didn’t even get a mention. This stuff is starting to sound like Pravda from the former Soviet Union. You aren’t reporting the facts, you’re just trying to feed the big fat moneymaking machine that is the NFL. Just my opinion, of course.

  10. larryboodry says: Oct 6, 2013 5:12 PM

    Still a lot of games left to right the ship, so to speak, but even with the Giants at 0-5, Thursday night at home is no gimme.

    Three plays summed up the Bears today: Earl Bennett’s drop on fourth down, Jay’s fumble, and Lance Briggs jumping offsides to give the Saints new life when they were almost sure to punt.

    Hats off to NO, they played well and deserved this win. As for the Bears, there was good play, and sloppy play. They need to correct the stupid mistakes if they want to contend in a very balanced division.

  11. genericuser8888 says: Oct 6, 2013 5:14 PM

    Drew Brees needed an explanation last year. It looks like Goodell couldn’t give him one, so he and Sean Payton have decided to go around “explaining” things to the rest of the league.

    They are explaining, quite clearly, that the Saints are the best team in the NFC, if not in the league.

    Get ready for the Saints 2013-2014 “explanation” tour. Coming soon to a city near you.

  12. marshallheartskungfumaster says: Oct 6, 2013 5:17 PM

    This just in… Bears accuse Idonije of giving line calls to Saints.. What other lame excuse will the bear fans come up with???

  13. larryboodry says: Oct 6, 2013 5:17 PM

    Also of major concern is the defense allowing teams to march up and down the field, and convert so many 3rd.-and-longs. You can’t rely on turnovers every week to bail you out. Today proved that.

  14. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 6, 2013 5:24 PM

    Go after Brees.

    Cut off the head and the body will die.

  15. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 6, 2013 5:24 PM

    gmsingh says: Oct 6, 2013 5:06 PM

    It’s a shame the Bears lost, but Cutler had his best game in a Bears uniform and it didn’t even get a mention.

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    Yeah, Quitler only lost 2 fumbles on the day while putting up a near Bear record 18 points.

  16. hatesycophants says: Oct 6, 2013 5:26 PM

    Brees beat Cutler in the most important statistical category.

    6 game losing streak for the Alouettes coming up!

  17. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 6, 2013 5:29 PM

    larryboodry says: Oct 6, 2013 5:17 PM

    Also of major concern is the defense allowing teams to march up and down the field, and convert so many 3rd.-and-longs.

    **********************************************

    I tried, but all my warnings fell on deaf ears.

  18. trollhammer20 says: Oct 6, 2013 5:42 PM

    Between last week and this week, the Saints are clearly back to 2009 form.

    Meanwhile, the Seahawks have shown in the last two weeks that while they can win on the road, they will struggle against good teams on the road.

    It’s two months away, and a lot can happen, but….circle Monday, December 2nd on the schedule. Saints at Seattle. It could have a lot to say about where games are played this January, and I do not think either team wants to play in the other’s house in the playoffs.

  19. nirvana504 says: Oct 6, 2013 5:50 PM

    Niner fan is upset. Bears are no scrubs. Much respect to Chicago. GEAUX Saints

  20. doubleogator says: Oct 6, 2013 5:51 PM

    Love it that the Saints are doing it with “D” this year too! What a difference it makes when we have our coaches back…

  21. iowahbr says: Oct 6, 2013 6:12 PM

    Evil Jay shows again. So many yards, so few points when it counts. The only amazing thing about the Saints-Bears game was the line. How Vegas could have watched both teams last week and still called it a push is beyond me. A shame there are no legal sports books here in Iowa.

    Would rather talk about Tebow than current Bears who can’t win the pressure games. Giants will have a good chance for this week’s Thursday night Mediocre Bowl. Line should be a push.

  22. trollcrusher says: Oct 6, 2013 6:15 PM

    Bears are going to lead the league in garbage time touchdown’s during futile comebacks. Bear fans will erroneously continue to think it means something to score against prevent defenses!

  23. ihaterogergoodell says: Oct 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 6, 2013 5:24 PM

    Yeah, Quitler only lost 2 fumbles on the day while putting up a near Bear record 18 points.

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    huh huh huh… Quitler guys. Quitler. Get it?

    Going into this game, the Bears were third on offense in the whole league. Now they are a measly 12th after this one game. Additionally, Cutler only lost one fumble. At least watch part of a game before making comments. Oh wait… you’re a troll. That’s not in your nature.

  24. ihaterogergoodell says: Oct 6, 2013 6:32 PM

    iowahbr says: Oct 6, 2013 6:12 PM

    Would rather talk about Tebow than current Bears who can’t win the pressure games.

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    Right… because two fourth quarter comebacks show nothing about ability to win under pressure…

    Don’t get me wrong, I can see the Giants beating the Bears on Thurs. But c’mon.

  25. chi01town says: Oct 6, 2013 6:56 PM

    the Defense has to play better. the rest of this is just growing pains. we all knew that was coming.

  26. koreystringerswidow says: Oct 6, 2013 7:12 PM

    chi01town says: Oct 6, 2013 6:56 PM

    the Defense has to play better. the rest of this is just growing pains. we all knew that was coming.

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    No you didn’t.

    I did, but you sure as heck didn’t.

  27. ogsaintcharles says: Oct 6, 2013 8:00 PM

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore
    Oct 6, 2013, 2:02 PM PDT
    OVERRATED! have beaten up on scrubs. Now the tough part of the schedule is coming aints!

    **************************

    “You are what your record says you are.”
    Bill Parcells

    Saints: 5-0
    Niners: 2-2

    Saints > Niners

  28. mrlaloosh says: Oct 6, 2013 8:46 PM

    Do they make foam fingers holding up the middle finger? I’d like one to send to Goodell. With a big Fleur De Lis on it.

  29. finley88thebeast says: Oct 6, 2013 8:48 PM

    Bears always lose against quality opponents…they are a .500 team at best

  30. 87hollywoodhorn says: Oct 6, 2013 9:38 PM

    i think this bears team will go on the road to seattle for the divisional playoffs and beat them. then come to the dome and get deja vu stomped by the saints.
    cutler has got a lot better with an oline and revamped offensive scheme, they actually throw to the tight end now

  31. cuda1234 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:44 PM

    Jay Cutler had almost 400 yards and 2 TD’s but since this site hates him they fail to mention his great day and only refer to him as a loser.

    Well done.

  32. akasaintsbaby says: Oct 6, 2013 9:44 PM

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 6, 2013 5:02 PM

    OVERRATED! have beaten up on scrubs. Now the tough part of the schedule is coming aints!
    =================================

    You said the same thing last week. Didn’t Indy come in to your house and crush the 9ers?

  33. cubsfan101 says: Oct 6, 2013 10:05 PM

    Who have the Bears wins come against this year?
    -A Bengals team in Chicago that is (much like Seattle) excellent at home and no where close to as good on the road.
    -Minnesota, who has one win, coming against..
    -The Steelers, who haven’t won a single game.
    Congrats to Cutler for coming back against joke competition though

    And just for the record, anyone know where that elite Bears defense ranks points wise? Fifth worst in the league. Only teams to let up more points:
    Eagles, Jags, Giants, Rams

    Bear down….

  34. robman91 says: Oct 6, 2013 10:06 PM

    Ron Jaworski should formally apologize for ranking Joe Flacco ahead of Drew Brees. Disgraceful.

  35. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 6, 2013 10:20 PM

    Just a fun fact:

    Chicago is 0-2 since Chi01town said he wanted to see Aaron Rodgers tear an ACL.

    Facing a hungry, winless Giants team next week, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Bears were at .500 this time next week, and 3-5 after the Packers/Bears game.

  36. chi01town says: Oct 6, 2013 11:27 PM

    The Bears need to tackle better, and get some more pressure up front. the offensive growing pains are to be expected as Trestmen go deeper into his play book. Cutler had a 128.6 QB rate. so the more the O-line play together the better the offense will get. Jon Bostic should be starting in the middle next week. the team needs to change something on that defense

  37. gmsingh says: Oct 7, 2013 8:21 AM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Oct 6, 2013 5:24 PM

    > Yeah, Quitler only lost 2 fumbles on the day while putting up a near Bear record 18 points.

    Interesting–there was only one turnover in the whole game and Cutler somehow fumbled twice. Didn’t your mommy teach you that smoking crack and watching football don’t mix?

  38. gmsingh says: Oct 7, 2013 8:24 AM

    cubsfan101 says:
    Oct 6, 2013 10:05 PM
    Who have the Bears wins come against this year?
    -A Bengals team in Chicago that is (much like Seattle) excellent at home and no where close to as good on the road.
    -Minnesota, who has one win, coming against..
    -The Steelers, who haven’t won a single game.
    Congrats to Cutler for coming back against joke competition though

    And just for the record, anyone know where that elite Bears defense ranks points wise? Fifth worst in the league. Only teams to let up more points:
    Eagles, Jags, Giants, Rams

    The Bears have given up a lot of points, and yet at one point they were no. 1 in the NFC in points scored–thanks as much to the defense as the offense. You might want to reevaluate your critique.

  39. 20bust11 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:54 AM

    The Saints are finally getting noticed, and still there are naysayers. They are the only undefeated team in the NFC. They have a long way to go, but they’re off to a great start. The next month will determine if the rest of the NFC can even catch them this season. Good times for Saints fans.

  40. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 7, 2013 2:55 PM

    Good times yes, but I am nervous about having to face the seahawks in seattle and also the 9ers look to be their old self again. It doesn’t get any easier.

  41. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 7, 2013 3:28 PM

    I think at this point you have to put NO as #1 in the NFC with Seattle probably #2.

  42. packerbadger says: Oct 7, 2013 3:44 PM

    You Saints fans crack me up. The provebial blind hog finds an acorn. At least act like you’ve been there before. Lol.

  43. nowillrepeat says: Oct 7, 2013 3:59 PM

    Season of demon exercising.

    First ATL, than @ Chicago.

    Next is SF, @ SEA (dont think we havent forgotten 2010) and of course, Goodell at the SB.

    The way this franchise was treated last year was absolutely uncalled for an unacceptable.

    Now you all must pay.

  44. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    Looking at the way the NFC is playing out. Its far from over but I am seeing a Seahawks/Saints playoff game to decide who will represent the conference in the Superb Owl.

    Very impressive turn around for the Saints this year. Drew Brees is playing as good as any QB in the NFL vs harder competition than Manning.

  45. phjefferies8 says: Oct 7, 2013 5:45 PM

    Packerbadger- you were there so much in the 60’s – you have no idea how unsure Saints fans are. We went there once – to make sure we didn’t get close last year they suspended our coach for the whole year. And we are supposed to have confidence in how things go this year?

  46. saints4life57 says: Oct 7, 2013 9:42 PM

    @ninerswilldominatelikebefore you my friend are a little slow in the brain area aren’t ya? Over Rated? How can a team who is 5-0 be over rated? Come on bro think before you type! WHO DAT! Black and Gold Nation!

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