Saints vs Bears NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-8) AT CHICAGO BEARS (5-8)

SERIES

SAINTS BEARS
MON. RECORD 17-19 28-35
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 13-13
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Payton: 2-3 Trestman: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 41-10 vs. Panthers L 41-28 vs. Cowboys
LAST GAME 10/6/13: Saints 26 at Bears 18. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 288 yards & 2 TDs, both to RB Pierre Thomas. Saints TE Jimmy Graham catches 10 passes for 135 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/6/13
BROADCAST ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (NO), 92 (Chi.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (NO), 226 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Brees: 373-538-3983 (1C)-28 (2C)-12-98.8 (3C) Cutler: 330-494-3446-26 (3C)-15-91.7
RUSHING Ingram: 182-810-4.5-6 Forté: 214-854-4.0-6
RECEIVING
  1. Graham (TE): 68-695-10.2-9
Forté (RB): 86 (2C)-724-8.4-3
OFFENSE 421.0 (1C) 342.8
TAKE/GIVE -9 -6
DEFENSE 398.7 377.8
SACKS Galette: 7 Young: 8.5
INTs Vaccaro, White: 2 3 tied: 3
PUNTING Morstead: 46.0 O’Donnell (R): 43.3
KICKING
  1. Graham: 91 (37/38 PAT; 18/20 FG)
Gould: 55 (28/29 PAT; 9/12 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: In past 2 meetings, QB DREW BREES has completed 55 of 72 (76.4 pct.) for 558 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121.2 rating. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 42,716 yards & 311 TDs. Has won 9 of past 11 starts on MNF with 118.6 rating with 32 TDs vs. 6 INTs…Since Week 8, RB MARK INGRAM ranks 2nd in NFL with 651 rush yards…TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 10 catches for 135 yards in last meeting. Has 10 TDs in past 7 on MNF. Aims for 8th in row on MNF with TD catch. Since 2011, leads NFL TEs with 338 catches, 4,202 yards & 45 TDs. WR MARQUES COLSTON has 4 TDs in 4 career meetings (incl. playoffs)…LB JUNIOR GALETTE has 13 sacks in past 17. In 9/18/11 meeting, had 2 sacks. DE CAMERON JORDAN has 5 sacks in past 7. Has 18.5 sacks in past 28. Had FR in last meeting. S KENNY VACCARO had 1st career sack in last meeting. LB DAVID HAWTHORNE had sack in last game vs. Chi…BEARS: In last meeting, QB JAY CUTLER completed 24 of 33 (72.7 pct.) for 358 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 128.1 rating. Needs 554 yards to be 1st Chi. QB with 4,000-yard season…RB MATT FORTÉ has 261 scrimmage yards (130.5 per game) in past 2 vs. NO. In past 9 at home, has 1,293 scrimmage yards (143.7 per game) & 10 TDs (6 rush, 4 rec.). Only player with 800+ rush (854) & 700+ rec. (724) yards…WR ALSHON JEFFERY had 10 catches for 218 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for 5th in row with TD (5 TDs in past 4). TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has 20 catches for 193 yards (96.5 per game) & TD in past 2. Leads NFL TEs with career-high 77 catches…DE JARED ALLEN has 2.5 sacks, FF & FR in past 2. Since 2004, leads NFL with 133.5 sacks. DE WILLIE YOUNG has career-high 8.5 sacks. DT STEPHEN PAEA has 6 sacks, 3rd most by NFC DT. Since 2012, CB TIM JENNINGS is 2nd in NFL w/ 13 INTs & ties for 3rd w/ 3 INT-TDs.


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  1. […] Saints vs Bears NFL Week 15 Game Capsule NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-8) AT CHICAGO BEARS (5-8) SERIES SAINTS BEARS MON. RECORD 17-19 28-35 SERIES LEADER Series tied, 13-13 STREAKS Past 2 COACHES VS. OPP. Payton: 2-3 Trestman: 0-1 LAST WEEK L 41-10 vs. Panthers L 41-28 vs. Cowboys LAST GAME 10/6/13: Saints 26 at Bears 18. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for […]… […]

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