Brees, Graham overwhelm Bears
CHICAGO — Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham were too much.
Brees threw two touchdowns and Graham tied an NFL record as the Saints remained unbeaten.
"We knew the formula … was to remain patient, to run the football effectively, to be very efficient in the passing game and to take care of the football," Brees said.
Brees was 29-of-35 for 288 yards and two touchdowns in his first win in Chicago in four tries and the Saints' first since Oct. 8, 2000. Graham caught 10 passes for 135 yards in his fourth straight 100-yard game, matching his and Tony Gonzalez's record for a tight end.
"I'm just blessed to be with such a great quarterback and a guy who has so much trust in me," he said.
Alshon Jeffery had 10 catches for a Bears-record 218 yards (4 more than Harlon Hill on Oct. 31, 1954). He had a 3-yard touchdown and a 58-yard catch that set up Brandon Marshall's late touchdown catch.
"I'm more concerned about the W, not about what I did," Jeffrey said. "It took 11 guys to get 200-plus yards or whatever I had."