Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NO 347
    • 434 CHI
  • Turnovers

    • NO 0
    • 1 CHI
  • Possession

    NO CHI
    24:00 36:00
  • 1st Downs

    • NO 17
    • 20 CHI

Game Information

Soldier Field
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Chicago, IL 60605
  • Line: NO -2.5
Attendance: 62,361
100%
Capacity: 61,500
Referees: Scott Green
10/7/2013 Associated Press

Brees, Saints beat Bears to improve to 5-0

Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Pierre Thomas, Jimmy Graham tied an NFL record with another 100-yard game and the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 26-18 on Sunday to remain unbeaten.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Saints6143326
Bears073818
first QuarterNOCHI
FG
7:42
Garrett Hartley 47 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 39 yards, 5:23
2310
FG
6:03
Garrett Hartley 19 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 5 yards, 1:27
60
second QuarterNOCHI
TD
6:02
Pierre Thomas 2 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
6 plays, 72 yards, 3:22
120
XP
5:57
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
6 plays, 72 yards, 3:22
130
TD
2:47
Alshon Jeffery 3 Yard Pass From Jay Cutler
7 plays, 80 yards, 3:16
136
XP
2:41
Robbie Gould Kick is Good
7 plays, 80 yards, 3:16
137
TD
0:32
Pierre Thomas 25 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
7 plays, 71 yards, 2:18
197
XP
0:23
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
7 plays, 71 yards, 2:18
207
third QuarterNOCHI
FG
8:08
Garrett Hartley 36 Yard Field Goal is Good
13 plays, 60 yards, 6:57
237
FG
5:00
Robbie Gould 27 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 8 yards, 3:07
2310
fourth QuarterNOCHI
FG
3:06
Garrett Hartley 48 Yard Field Goal is Good
12 plays, 44 yards, 5:39
2610
TD
2:15
Brandon Marshall 2 Yard Pass From Jay Cutler
4 plays, 82 yards, 0:50
2616
2PTC
2:11
Matt Forte Run For Two-Point Conversion is Good
4 plays, 82 yards, 0:50
2618

Research Notes

  • Jay Cutler (128.1) had a higher passer rating than Drew Brees (120.0) in Sunday's loss. Brees had a Total QBR of 89.1 compared with Cutler's 62.3, despite similar passing numbers. One difference was Cutler lost a fumble in the 1st quarter that dropped the Bears' win probability by 15.4 percent (Brees did not turn the ball over).

  • Brandon Marshall's five targets Sunday accounted for only 15% of the Bears' passes, the lowest percentage since Marshall joined the team. The Bears are now 0-4 when Marshall accounts for fewer than 20% of the team's targets.

  • Drew Brees finished Sunday 29-of-35 passing (82.9%). How was Brees so efficient?- Brees kept it short, going 25-of-27 on passes within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. Both of Brees' touchdown passes were thrown behind the line of scrimmage.- Brees was 10-of-10 targeting Jimmy Graham. The duo had never gone more than six attempts without an incompletion in a game entering the week.- Brees was 9-of-9 targeting Pierre Thomas. Although Brees has completed 86.9% of his passes to Thomas in his career -- his best completion percentage to any Saints player -- he hadn't targeted him nine times in a game since Week 15 of 2008.

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