By The Associated Press
Oct. 26, 2017
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
BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (7), PASS (31).
BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (11), PASS (9).
SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (17), PASS (2).
SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (10), PASS (3).
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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