Bears-Saints Capsule

CHICAGO (3-4) at NEW ORLEANS (4-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE — Saints by 8

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 5-2, New Orleans 4-2

SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 15-14

LAST MEETING — Saints beat Bears 31-15, Dec. 15, 2014

LAST WEEK — Bears beat Panthers 17-3; Saints beat Packers 26-17

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 23, Saints No. 8





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Both teams coming off consecutive wins, Chicago two straight and New Orleans four straight. … Saints have won past three meetings. … Bears rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky has thrown only 23 passes in past two combined, completing 12 with one TD, no INTs in that span. … Rookie RB Tarik Cohen had career-long 70-yard catch last week and is one of two rookies with reception for 70 yards or more. … TE Zach Miller has TD catch in two of past three matches. … Rookie S Eddie Jackson had 76-yard INT TD and 75-yard fumble return TD last week to become first in NFL history with two 75-plus-yard defensive TDs in one game. … DL Akiem Hicks spent first three-plus NFL seasons with Saints, who drafted him in third round in 2012. He has four sacks in past three games. … LB Leonard Floyd has 4½ sacks, forced fumble in past seven road games, had sack last week. … LB Danny Trevathan had sack, INT last week. He has sack in two straight outings. … LB Pernell McPhee has four sacks in past five games. … QB Drew Brees passed for 331 yards, TD last week. But Brees has thrown four INTs in past two games. … RB Mark Ingram has 219 yards rushing, three TDs in past two contests. … Rookie RB Alvin Kamara had 107 scrimmage yards last week, his first career game with 100-plus. Kamara has 28 catches, third most among NFL rookies. … WR Ted Ginn Jr. had seven catches for 141 yards vs. Packers. … WR Brandon Coleman leads Saints with three TDs receiving. … DE Cameron Jordan has five sacks and INT TD in past six matches at home. … DE Alex Okafor has sack, forced fumble in two straight games. … S Kenny Vaccaro had INT last week, third this season. … Fantasy Tip: With Bears among best pass defenses, expect Saints RB tandem of Ingram and Kamara to get ample opportunities as runners or receivers out of backfield.


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