Game 5 Rapid Reaction: Saints vs. Bears

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Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field. The Saints beat the Bears 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Saints 26, Bears 18

The Defense Rises to the Challenge, Pierre Thomas Goes Wild, Saints are 5-0

The New Orleans Saints finally righted the recent woes of the past from Soldier Field yesterday, as they controlled the game, and won 26-18 over the Bears. The Saints were out gained in total yards, and allowed their most points of the season, in their fifth game.

I sure do like being fairly accurate in my Keys to the Game. Just about everything I highlighted came through yesterday.

Here’s a few quick stats from yesterday’s game:

Quick Box Score Stats

Total First Downs: New Orleans 17, Chicago 20

Third Down Efficiency: New Orleans (37% – 6/16), Chicago (40% – 4/10)

Total Net Yards: New Orleans (347), Chicago (434)

Sacks: New Orleans (3), Chicago (2)

Turnovers: New Orleans (0), Chicago (1)

Time of Possession: New Orleans (36:00), Chicago (24:00)

Continue on for some key points in yesterday’s game

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