Javon Wims dropped a perfectly thrown pass for a touchdown. Wil Lutz missed a field goal. The Saints lost a fumble that led to a Chicago field goal and later lost a challenge of what they thought was a Bears’ fumble that was ruled an incomplete pass.
The first half of Sunday’s middle game was about what didn’t happen more than about what did.
The Saints lead 7-3 at halftime.
Michael Thomas’ 11-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees with 5:09 remaining in the first quarter has the Saints in the lead. It was Thomas’ first touchdown in more than a year, ending a nine-game drought.
Cairo Santos kicked a 36-yard field goal for the Bears’ only points, which capped a six-play, 6-yard drive. It was set up by Tashaun Gipson‘s forced fumble on Taysom Hill, which John Jenkins recovered for the Bears.
Gibson has three tackles, a sack, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
The Saints have 174 yards and the Bears 103.