How would the Saints persevere without Drew Brees AND Alvin Kamara?
Turns out, just fine.
The Saints ran off 27 consecutive points, and totally dominated the line of scrimmage in a 36-25 win Sunday afternoon in Chicago.
The Saints moved their record to 6-1 overall, and 5-0 this season with Teddy Bridgewater as the starting quarterback.
Bridgewater completed 23 of 38 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Latavious Murray rushed 27 times for 119 yards, and a pair of touchdowns, from 3 yards in the third quarter, and 4 yards in the fourth.
Bridgewater’s TD passes were 7 yards to tight end Josh Hill in the first quarter and 4 yards to Taysom Hill.
Michael Thomas had 9 receptions for 131 yards, and Saints defensive end Cam Jordan had his 6th and 7th sacks of the season.
The Saints took a 9-0 lead in the first. Defensive back J.T. Gray blocked a Bears punt for a safety. Teddy Bridewater then threw a touchdown pass to Josh Hill.
The Bears got a 102 yard kickoff return by Cordarelle Patterson for a touchdown on the subsequent kickoff after the Saints TD.
Chicago scored two fourth quarter touchdowns, both on Mitchell Trubisky touchdown passes. They were 7 yards to Allen Robinson, and 6 yards to Javon Wims. But, by then, the Saints had long decided the outcome.
The Saints defense has held the Bears to 4 first downs, and 81 total yards in the first half.
The network TV telecast reported that Drew Brees will practice this week, and either Wednesday or Thursday, a decision will be made as to whether he plays next Sunday in the Superdome against Arizona.
Brees suffered an injured thumb in week two in Los Angeles against the Rams. He had surgery the following week.