The New Orleans Saints were widely regarded as favorites heading into their duel against the Chicago Bears, and Sean Payton’s squad lived up to expectations with a 21-9 victory on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The win means Drew Brees and the Saints face Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the next playoff round, as the Green Bay Packers host the Los Angeles Rams in the National Association’s second game.
However, Brees and his gang took a long time to get started against the Bears’ defense. In the second half, the Saints held a slim lead of 7-3, thanks to a touchdown from wide receiver Michael Thomas, his first in over a year.
The Saints came out stronger in the second half of the match. Brees threw his second major in the fight against Latavius Murray, while Alvin Kamara crossed the finish line with his legs.
The line pin of the winning team also rose 265 meters in the air, while Kamara added 99 on the ground.
For the Bears, Mitchell Trubisky had several difficulties, completing 19 of his 29 passing attempts on 199 yards, including 92 on his last offensive line, in addition to distributing his only touchdown pass. on the last match of the match.