Saints beat Bears 20-12, win 5th straight game
The New Orleans Saints haven't won five games in a row since the 2013 season, but the Black and Gold had early Halloween plans on Sunday to terrorize the Chicago Bears.
Quarterback Drew Brees also became the third quarterback in NFL history to achieve more than 6,000 career completions. Brees now sits behind Hall of Famer Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for third on the all-time completions list.
New Orleans wasted little time on offense. The first drive of the game, rookie Alvin Kamara made the Bears defense pay for an offsides penalty with a 10-yard touchdown on a toss play.
In the second quarter the Saints extended their lead 14-3, courtesy of an eight play, 80-yard drive capped off by a Mark Ingram one-yard touchdown run.
Meanwhile, in the third quarter, the Saints defense caught a break, officials over turned a Bears touchdown, after replay review showed Chicago tight-end Zach Miller lost control of the football in the end-zone. Chicago's Connor Barth would settle for a 44-yard field goal to make it 14-6 Saints
Offensively the Saints struggled to convert on third down. New Orleans was 2-for-8 on third down conversions. In the 4th, Will Lutz added a 45-yard field goal to extend the Saints lead to 11.
With 7:32 left in the 4th quarter it looked as if the Saints offense was headed for the kill-shot driving inside the red-zone. But, the Bears defense would recover a Mark Ingram fumble to give Chicago's offense new life.
Bears Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky would later break off a 46-yard run to set the Bears up inside Saints territory. After a face-mask call that gave Chicago an automatic first-down, Bears running back Tarik Cohen leaped over the line scoring on a one-yard touchdown. Trubisky would attempt a two-point conversion, but his pass attempt would fall incomplete.
Mark Ingram fumbled a second time in the 4th, but the Saints defense comes up with an interception to win the game in the final minute.