Final Score: New Orleans Saints beat Chicago Bears 26-18

David Banks

The NFC North got a little more complicated this weekend...

The New Orleans Saints hadn't won at Soldier Field in over a decade, but in Week 5, asserted themselves as one of the best teams in the NFC by beating the Chicago Bears 26-18.

Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham were nearly unstoppable for the Saints offense, and their defense kept Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman off balance all day long.

Final stats:

Jay Cutler  24/33, 358 yds, 2 TD, 128.1 rating

Matt Forte 12 carries, 55 yds

Alshon Jeffery 10 rec, 218 yds, 1 TD

Brandon Marshall  4 rec, 30 yds, 1 TD

Drew Brees  29/35, 288 yds, 2 TD, 120.0 rating

Pierre Thomas 19 carries, 36 yds

Jimmy Graham  10 rec, 135 yds

Also in the NFC North, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions, which brings the current standings to:

Lions: 3-2

Bears 3-2

Packers 2-2

Vikings 1-3 (bye)

With a new head coach, new offensive coordinators, new defensive coordinator, and two rookie offensive linemen, Bears fans should expect some growing pains.  Let's just hope those growing pains don't last more than another few games, if they plan on making an appearance in the 2013 postseason.

Stay tuned...

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