Bears vs. Saints : New Orleans wins OT thriller as Drew Brees outduels Nick Foles

The New Orleans Saints found out how to make due in the “Windy City,” as Wil Lutz hit a match dominating 35-yard field objective in additional time to hold off a mad Chicago Bears rebound Sunday night.

The Saints blew a 10-point final quarter lead in the 26-23 victory, however Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara actually ensured the Saints stayed up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South race.

Brees is – indeed – the NFL’s profession chief in score passes with 560, the primary quarterback allied history to throw 560 score passes. He drove the Saints on a seven-play, 52-yard drive for the success.

Brees went 2 for 3 for 20 yards in the match dominating drive, however Kamara’s 20-yard run from the Bears’ 31 set up Lutz for the chip shot field objective and the triumph. Kamara got done with 163 all out yards, including nine gets for 96 yards to lead New Orleans. Brees completed 31 of 41 for 280 yards and two scores.

Foles battled on occasion, however was grip in the final quarter to take the game to additional time. The Bears quarterback went 6 for 6 for 55 yards to discover Darnell Mooney for a 3-yard score to slice the Saints lead to 23-20 with 3:32 left. After Kamara was halted on third-and-4 by Danny Trevathan for lost three yards, Foles took the Bears on a 12 play, 35-yard drive – featured by a 15-yard pass to Anthony Miller on third-and-18 – to set up Cairo Santos for a 51-yard field objective in the last seconds of guideline to compel additional time.

Foles completed 28 of 41 for 272 yards with two scores and a capture, while David Montgomery got done with 21 conveys for 89 yards in the misfortune. Allen Robinson drove Chicago with 87 getting yards and a score as Chicago neglected to surpass the Green Bay Packers for the lead position in the NFC North.

Here are our takeaways from the Saints win, and you can get a speedy recap in our live blog below.

Why the Saints won

Alvin Kamara is the main genuine hostile weapon when the Saints don’t have their best three beneficiaries. The best running back in the group this year – no irreverence to Dalvin Cook – was on a mission Sunday as he got done with 163 yards from scrimmage. That was the third game Kamara has recorded 160 or more yards from scrimmage on the year.

Kamara had the second longest gathering of his vocation – 48 yards – in the primary half, and his 20-yard run fixed the triumph for New Orleans in extra time. Brees has required Kamara throughout the year to get the Saints to 5-2 and keep the offense rolling. Kamara is 100% sound and indicating it.

Why the Bears lost

Irregularity has tormented the Bears offense the entire season, and it happened again in extra time. Foles drove the Bears back from a 10-point deficiency in guideline, yet did nothing in additional time.

The Bears ran six plays for eight yards in one of the most exceedingly awful extra time assets you’ll see, with Foles taking two sacks – remembering one for third-and-10 when he was unable to get away from the pocket – and tossing two deficient passes that ought to have been catchable.

Allen Robinson made a magnificent 17-yard get on third-and-15 to try and prop the drive up. For a group that solitary required a score to dominate the match after the guard halted New Orleans, the Bears offense came up way short.

Turning point

The Saints confronted a second-and-8 at the Bears’ 36 yard line when Brees tossed a pass yards shy of Deonte Harris. The inadequate pass resembled a helpless toss by Brees, however the quarterback saw Harris being held by Buster Skrine, so he tossed the ball in the region. Maybe Brees didn’t sell the toss enough, however the Saints drew the illicit contact punishment and the programmed first down. That set up Kamara’s 20-yard race to offer Lutz a chip chance.

Play of the game

The longest run by Kamara was the greatest one for him and the Saints, as lead trainer Sean Payton required a race to the correct side with his best hostile player. At the Bears’ 31-yard line, Kamara had an incredible square outwardly and took the run 20 yards to set Lutz up for a 35-yard endeavor and the success. Kamara had an alright hurrying day until that 20-yard run, getting done with 12 conveys for 67 yards.

Janoris Jenkins brought down Javon Wims after he sucker punched Saints cautious back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in the second from last quarter. Wims was shot out for unsportsmanlike lead as Jenkins ensured his colleague wasn’t launched out as well. Jenkins and Gardner-Johnson both played school football at Florida.

Up next

The Saints (5-2) will fight the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the lead position in the NFC South on “Sunday Night Football” at Raymond James Stadium. The Bears (5-3) head to Nashville to confront the Tennessee Titans.