Bears vs. Saints: Live Blog and Twitter Reactions


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Bears and Saints should be exciting (Mike Dinovo - USA Today Sports)
Bears and Saints should be exciting (Mike Dinovo - USA Today Sports)

SUNDAY, JAN. 10 • 3:40 P.M. CT

SOLDIER FIELD: CHICAGO, IL

TELEVISION: CBS (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Jay Feely), AMAZON PRIME (Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer), and NICKELODEON (Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson, Gabrielle Navaeh Green, Lex Lumpkin)

ROSTER INACTIVES: The inactive players for the Bears include cornerback Buster Skrine, cornerback Jaylon Johnson, linebacker Roquan Smith, receiver Darnell Mooney, offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons, nose tackle Daniel McCullers, and linebacker Trevis Gipson.

Three things to watch, Prediction for Bears-Saints

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colelittle7®
8:52 PM
Playing against his former team, Graham comes down with a spectacular one-handed TD catch. Walkoff TD. Bears' season is over.

FINAL: Bears 9, Saints 21
colelittle7®
8:42 PM
Brees jumps toward the goal line on 4th & goal from the 1. Initially called a TD. Ruling overturned. Bears take over on downs.

4Q, 2:19: Bears 3, Saints 21
colelittle7®
8:35 PM
Saints closing in on putting a bow on this one. 2nd & goal from the 2 coming up.

4Q, 3:09: Bears 3, Saints 21
colelittle7®
8:23 PM
Nothing doing for the Bears. Trubisky short-arms a throw on 3rd down. Punt ensues. Saints will look to eat up more clock.

4Q, 7:38: Bears 3, Saints 21
colelittle7®
8:17 PM
Kamara runs it in for a 3-yard score. Bears have their backs against the wall now. Need a TD in a hurry.

4Q, 8:50: Bears 3, Saints 21
colelittle7®
8:15 PM
Saints use their 1st TO. Really time-consuming drive. 2nd & goal from the 3 coming up. Bears can't afford to give up a TD.

4Q, 8:53: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
8:15 PM
(Taysom) Hill to (Josh) Hill on a Tebow-esque jump pass. Incomplete, but Bears flagged for PI. Kamara then tackled behind the line for a loss.

4Q, 9:00: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
8:12 PM
Brees gets sacked by Mack for a huge loss, but Vildor flagged for holding. Automatic 1st down. Brutal penalty.

4Q, 10:30: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
8:11 PM
Bears DL tips Brees' pass, but it still gets caught by Cook for a 1st down. 4-yard carry by Kamara brings up 2nd & goal from the 5.

4Q, 11:00: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
8:10 PM
Bad defense on 3rd down. Humphrey catches a pass & dodges tacklers en route to scooting past the line to gain. Bears needed that stop.

4Q, 12:30: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
8:06 PM
Another 3rd-down conversion by NOLA. Harris (6 catches now) catches an out route to move the chains.

4Q, 14:30: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
8:01 PM
Kamara gets wide open out wide. Brees finds him. 10-yard gain.

3Q, 1:05: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
8:01 PM
Mack disrupts a Kamara carry. Drops him in the backfield for a loss. 3rd & 6 coming up.

3Q, 1:40: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
7:57 PM
Saints force a 3 & out. Bears need to pick it up on offense in a hurry.

3Q, 2:41: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
7:55 PM
Trubisky goes deep to Wims. Lattimore does a great job of going up for it & breaking up the pass.

3Q, 3:36: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
7:52 PM
Saints take a 2-possession lead. After Cook drops TD pass, he makes a solid effort on an 11-yard pass. Saints get Bears to jump on 4th & 3 at the 13. 6-yard screen pass TD to Murray soon follows.

3Q, 4:08: Bears 3, Saints 14
colelittle7®
7:42 PM
Kamara coughs up handoff but recovers it. Brees then connects with Thomas on deep pass on 3rd & 4. Gain of 38.

3Q, 9:30: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:36 PM
Unsportsmanlike conduct called on both teams after the play was over. Anthony Miller disqualified......just like Wims in the 1st game vs. NO. Unreal.

3Q, 11:44: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:34 PM
Rankins sacks Trubisky, bring up 3rd & 15. Saints' pass rush gets to Trubisky again, & he has to get rid of it. Flag thrown. Refs consulting.

3Q, 11:44: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:32 PM
Robinson makes a great airborne catch while being well-guarded. 21-yard gain on 2nd & long. He lays out for another solid catch. 15-yard gain. Patterson kicked off the drive with a great KO return.

3Q, 13:28: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:14 PM
Saints getting close to blocking a punt today. Low-scoring 1st half. Bears will get the ball to start the 2nd half.

HALFTIME: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:14 PM
Offsetting penalties on punt. Only 6 seconds remaining.

2Q, 0:06: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:10 PM
Saints really shutting down the Bears' rushing attack today. Bears opt to give Nall a rare carry on 3rd & 2. He gets stuffed.

2Q, 1:00: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:08 PM
The bad news for the Bears, though, is Houston-Carson getting evaluated for a concussion. Injury issues facing the CHI secondary.

2Q, 1:55: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:07 PM
Bears break up a 3rd-down pass to Thomas on 3rd down. Saints then jump prior to punt, resulting in false start. Saints' offense has gone cold.

2Q, 1:55: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:03 PM
2-minute warning. Saints facing 3rd & 4 at the CHI 44.

2Q, 2:00: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
7:02 PM
Harris makes a splash with a big 3rd-down catch to prevent another Saints 3 & out.

2Q, 2:40: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:59 PM
Ruling stands. Montgomery was unable to make a football move before having the ball knocked loose.

2Q, 4:21: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:57 PM
The Bears dodge a bullet. Montgomery hit as he catches a short pass & turns around to go up field. Jenkins grabs it & runs in for a TD. Pass ruled incomplete. Saints challenging.

2Q, 4:21: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:51 PM
Bears' pressure makes an impact on the drive. Punt quickly forced.

2Q, 6:15: Bears 3, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:42 PM
Kmet flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after getting into with Jenkins, who seemed to provoke him. 11-yard completion follows. Santos FG coming up.

2Q, 9:00: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:38 PM
Bears get a turnover! Hill back to the pass & has ball stripped out of his hands. Jenkins nabs it after Gipson knocks it up in the air.

2Q, 11:30: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:35 PM
O'Donnell's punt nearly blocked. Saints setting up at their 16. They inexplicably have to call a timeout before the 1st play of the drive.

2Q, 13:03: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:31 PM
Shelley picks off a pass but it gets overturned. Saints now opting for long FG, but it's very wide right.

2Q, 14:07: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:16 PM
Saints turn it over on downs. Choose not to send Santos out for 53-yarder. Trubisky scrambles on 4th & 4. Pushed out of bounds short of line to gain. Dropped TD could haunt the Bears the rest of this game.

1Q, 2:05: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:13 PM
Aaaaaaand on the very next play, Wims suffers a drop that can't be overturned. He breaks free on a trick play & lets a pass go through his hands in the end zone. 0-yard Montgomery carry follows.

1Q, 3:15: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:12 PM
"After review, it was a catch." Refs overturn the call. Beautiful deep ball by Trubisky doesn't go to waste.

1Q, 3:52: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:10 PM
Potentially controversial ruling. Nagy challenging. Wims catches a deep ball but loses it going to the ground out of bounds. Pass called incomplete. However, Wims might've taken 3 steps before losing control.

1Q, 3:52: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:07 PM
Bears pick up a 1st down. Kmet rumbles for a 9-yard reception. Montgomery then moves the chains on the ground.

1Q, 4:05: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:02 PM
Potentially big news for the Saints. Hill in the in the injury tent. They're up 7-0, though. Brees to Thomas for an 11-yard TD. Thomas' 1st TD of the season.

1Q, 5:09: Bears 0, Saints 7
colelittle7®
6:00 PM
Deonte Harris proving to be an X-factor early on. He gets wide open on 3rd down & gains 17 on a reception. Hicks then flagged for jumping into the neutral zone.

1Q, 6:08: Bears 0, Saints 0
colelittle7®
5:59 PM
Hill a little shaken up after catching 1-yard pass & getting taken down by Quinn. 3rd & 8 coming up.

1Q, 7:00: Bears 0, Saints 0
colelittle7®
5:54 PM
Trubisky nearly picked off by a diving Jenkins on a pass to Robinson. Trubisky too slow getting rid of hit. Bears were in hurry-up mode but slowed down before 3rd-down snap. Saints then blew the play up. 3 & out for Chicago.

1Q, 9:26: Bears 0, Saints 0
colelittle7®
5:52 PM
Bears need Anthony Miller to step up with Mooney out. He catches a short pass to start the drive. Short carry by Montgomery follows. 3rd & 5 now.

1Q, 10:00: Bears 0, Saints 0
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