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The New Orleans Saints are shorthanded for their Week 7 matchup against the Chicago Bears, but they did enough to secure a halftime lead on the road.
It’s been a defensive matchup so far, and the Saints’ defense has been winning. The Bears recorded just 81 yards of total offense in the first half, as Mitchell Trubisky was showered with boos on his way to the locker room after throwing for just 78 yards in the first two quarters. He’s playing with a harness on his non-throwing shoulder after missing one game due to injury, but has said that he feels physically and mentally prepared to play today. He’s missed several open passes, much to the dismay of the home crowd.
The lone Chicago touchdown came from Cordarrelle Patterson, who returned a kickoff 102 – yards after the Saints went up 9-0. IT was Patterson’s seventh career kickoff return touchdown,which is second all-timeonly behind Josh Cribbs andLeon Washingtonwho have eight.
Teddy Bridgewater was hot and cold in the opening half. He made some good throws which his receivers dropped and he also missed some wide-open passes. Saints’ star wideout Michael Thomas has been his No. 1 target, with seven receptions for 89 yards by halftime.
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If the Saints score on this next possession, the game might as well be over. Bears haven’t done anything on offense all game.
Unreal. Trubisky sacked on 3rd and 4. Bears have to punt … again.
Bears HAVE to get something going this drive.
Lutz misses his second straight field goal. Bears breathe a sigh of relief.
Bears quickly forcesthe Saints’ offense off the field. They will kick a field goal.
David Montgomery fumbles on the first play of the drive and the Saints have it. Absolute Nightmare.
Tedd Ginn breaks free for 45 yards, and Latavius Murray finishes off the drive with a three-yard run the very next play. Statement drive by the Saints on their first possession of the second half.
Wow Murray breaks free for 18 yards. Saints driving.
Another third -down Teddy Bridgewater run which gets them close to a first down. Officials say he got it … but it’s questionable.
Latavius Murray gets seven yards on the ground on the first play of the second half. He’s been quiet so far.
Holding penalty on the play effectively ends the half. 12 – 10 Saints at halftime.
This Harris kid is unbelievably quick.
Deonte Harris just returned the punt 67 yards to the house but flag on the field!
Bears go three and out. Once again, nothing going for them on offense.
After a nice punt return, Saints get the ball at the 37 – yard line.
Two minute warning. Bears at their own 40 – yard line. If I’m the Saints, I’m double-teaming Allen Robinson on every play this drive. Force Trubisky to beat you by throwing it to someone else.