Two plays later a great game by Mark Ingram turned into his first mistake as he fumbled on the 8 yard line of the bears to Tillman, who advanced it a yard.
By this time the Saints defense was smelling blood, and Galette sacked cutler on the first play. Two missed passes later the Bears were forced to punt again, but this time Sproles took the catch inside Bears territory at the 49 yard line.
With only 2:46 left in the game, Brees used Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram for two plays apiece to run out the clock for the win. In front of an excited home crowd in the Superdome time expired with the final score: New Orleans Saints 30, the Chicago Bears 10.
Drew Brees finished the game 26 for 37 and 270 yards passing with three TD’s. Ingram finished with 51 yards, and Thomas with 41. Sproles and Meachem combined for 24 yards, and Drew chipped in 2 on the ground as well.
Of the 8 receivers in the game, Henderson led with 103 yards, Graham had 79, and Sproles had 43. Arrington, P. Thomas, D. Thomas, Meachem and Moore combined for 45 more yards in the air.
Two highpoints of the game were Kasay’s kicking accuracy at 3 for 3 field goals, and 6 sacks by the Saints defense. All-in-all, it was a great effort and win by the Saints.
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