Brees leads Saints over Bears for fifth straight win

Rachel Hardy
October 30, 2017

But he didn't let it get to his head.

Per Jeff Duncan of, Benson was taken to Ochsner Hospital following the Saints' 20-12 win over the Chicago Bears but is expected to be OK.

The Saints scored on an 8-yard run by Alvin Kamara on the opening possession and a 1-yard run by Ingram later in the first half.

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The New Orleans Saints (4-2) are riding in a four-game winning streak after beating the Green Bay Packers, 26-17, last week. Ingram finished with 99 yards from scrimmage, including 75 on the ground, but his two late fumbles kept the Bears in the game into the final minutes. And once again, the Saints needed their defense to bail them out.

The Saints had kicked a 32-yard field goal, but Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller was flagged for lining up offside, giving New Orleans a first down. The Black and Gold defense held Chicago in-check with a Kenny Vaccaro pass breakup on 4th-and-1. Chicago converted the first fumble into its only touchdown with 3:43 to go on Tarik Cohen's short dive over a pile of players at the goal line. As for the total, the number now sits at 47 points after hitting the board at 48.5.

No one will ever accuse Sean Payton and Drew Brees of being conservative. For now, Ingram remains the team's lead back, but his team bailed him out on Sunday.

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