Saints Stifle Bears to Remain Unbeaten

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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Drew Brees completed 29 out of 35 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns leading the New Orleans Saints past the Chicago Bears, 26-18.

New Orleans (5-0) joins Kansas City and Denver as the teams that remain undefeated.

“I’m proud of our effort in a good, hard-fought game. I thought our guys played real smart, and we did what we needed to do here to get a good, road victory,” coach Sean Payton said. “It wasn’t always perfect or clean in the second half, but it was good enough. We played well.”

Jimmy Graham had over 100 yards receiving for the fourth straight week catching 10 balls for 135 yards. With this he ties the NFL record for a tight end.

“Obviously, Jimmy alone is a great player. I think Jimmy would be the first to tell you that having Marques Colston, obviously having Pierre Thomas, by having Darren Sproles, by having some of these other young wide receivers that it’s not like Jimmy Graham is the only guy to worry about,” Payton explained. “There are a lot of guys that we feel we can get the ball to and they will make plays.”

The Bears (3-2) have now lost two straight.

Alshon Jeffery had 10 catches for a franchise-record 218 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

It was the first time New Orleans won a game in Chicago since Oct. 8, 2000.

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