New Orleans Saints roll to 30-13 win over Chicago Bears

Staff reports
New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Junior Galette celebrates a sack on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees threw three touchdowns and the defense recorded six sacks as the New Orleans Saints turned in a dominating 30-13 performance against the Chicago Bears Sunday in the Louisiana Superdome.

The win marked the 50th regular season victory for Brees in a Saints uniform, as well as for head coach Sean Payton. Brees became the team's winningest starting quarterback, surpassing former Saints great Bobby Hebert. Payton joined Jim Mora as the only coach in franchise history to reach the 50-win mark.

Brees finished 26-of-37 passes for 270 yards. He three touchdowns to Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem and Darren Sproles.

Running back Mark Ingram led the Saints' ground attack with 51 yards on 14 crries.

Defensively, Roman Harper and Junior Galette led the team with a pair of sacks each. Jonathan Casillas and Turk McBride also recorded sacks on Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler. It was the most sacks by New Orleans since 2008.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham jumps for a reception in front of Chicago Bears safety Brandon Meriweather.