Saints 36, Bears 25: Murray rushes for two touchdowns in win

New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) drops back to a pass against the Chicago Bears during the first half at Soldier Field.
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The New Orleans Saints were without Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook Sunday as they prepared to face one of the NFL’s top defenses. 

That didn’t seem to matter much as the Saints (6-1) dominated and earned their fifth-straight victory against the Chicago Bears, 36-25.

The Saints received big plays from the offensive, defensive and special teams units in the win Sunday.

JT Gray blocked the Bears’(3-3) first punt leading to a safety for New Orleans, the Saints defense allowed just 17 rushing yards and running back Latavius Murray rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 23 of 38 passes for 281 yards and threw touchdown passes to Josh Hill and Taysom Hill.

Bridgewater’s top target Sunday afternoon was Michael Thomas, who caught nine passes for 131 yards.      

The Saints return to New Orleans next week for a matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.