8:15 PM ET, December 11, 2008
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
• The Saints outscored the Bears 17-3 in the second half to force overtime but never saw the ball in the extra period. Robbie Gould's 35-yard field goal on the first drive of overtime won it for Chicago.
• Including the postseason, the Bears have won their last nine home games with a kickoff temperature below 32 degrees.
• The Saints fall to 1-6 on the road this season.
• Drew Brees now has 4,332 passing yards through 14 games, and needs 752 over his final two game to tie Dan Marino's single-season record (5,084).
-- ESPN research
Catch A Fire
With his five receptions against the Saints, running back Matt Forte broke the Bears record for most catches by a rookie. Here's a look at the list:
Thursday's victory over the Saints marked the second time this year the Bears have played an extra period. The first, a 27-24 loss to the Bucs in Week 3, was just as close. Here's a look:
|Week 3||Week 15|
Cold and Breesy
Drew Brees doesn't seem to enjoy a chill. The Saints quarterback extended his winless record in weather under 45 degrees with the overtime loss to the Bears in Chicago. Here's a look:
Saints starting LT Jammal Brown sat out with an ankle injury. ... Chicago was without veteran WR Marty Booker, who injured his ribs in Sunday's game against Jacksonville and has been bothered by knee and hamstring problems.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||-||-|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-0||0-0|
|TD||15:00||Danieal Manning 83 Yard Kickoff Return (Robbie Gould Kick is Good)||0||7|
|TD||9:58||Pierre Thomas 2 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)||7||7|
|TD||7:46||Matt Forte 1 Yard Run (Robbie Gould Kick is Good)||7||14|
|TD||0:55||Kyle Orton 6 Yard Run (Robbie Gould Kick is Good)||7||21|
|TD||3:53||Pierre Thomas 42 Yard Run (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)||14||21|
|FG||9:11||Garrett Hartley 30 Yard Field Goal is Good||17||21|
|TD||3:10||Marques Colston 11 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)||24||21|
|FG||0:02||Robbie Gould 28 Yard Field Goal is Good||24||24|
|FG||12:19||Robbie Gould 35 Yard Field Goal is Good||24||27|