NFL

Brees and the Saints Topped the Bears in a Hard-Fought 21-9 Victory

Powered by 265 yards from Drew Brees, and a total team offensive output of 385 yards, the New Orleans Saints topped the Chicago Bears in a hard-fought 21-9 victory, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 in Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Saints rushing game contributed to this win with 123 yards and one rushing touchdown, to support a 265 yards, two touchdowns effort by Drew Brees.

Brees contributed to this win by completing 28 of 39 passes, finishing the game with 265 yards, no interceptions, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 107.30.

The Saints deployed a rushing game led by Latavius Murray and Alvin Kamara. For the game, Murray carried the ball four times and rushed for nine yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Kamara supplemented by carrying the ball 23 times for a total of 99 yards. In the passing game, the Saints’ top receivers were Michael Thomas and Deonte Harris. Thomas caught five passes for a total of 73 yards, while Harris contributed with 83 yards from seven passes.

Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of one sack , no forced fumbles, four tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the Saints.

Mitchell Trubisky led the Bears in a losing effort with 199 yards, completing 19 of 29 passes, no interceptions, and one touchdown, for a QB rating of 96.80.

The Bears’ rushing game was led by David Montgomery and Ryan Nall. For the game, Montgomery carried the ball 12 times, rushed for 31 yards, and no touchdowns. Nall supplemented and carried the ball a total of one time for a total of no yards. Meanwhile Riley Ridley and Allen Robinson were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Bears. Ridley caught two passes from Trubisky for a total of 36 yards, while Robinson contributed with 55 yards from six passes.

In a losing effort, the Bears defense contributed with one sack , one forced fumble, zero tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the game.

It is celebration time for the Saints who advance to the next round. As for the Bears, they go home to ponder on their season.