Rolling Saints eye 4th straight win when they visit Bears

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — New Orleans trails NFC South leader Tampa Bay by a half-game. … The Saints won all their October games for the fourth straight year, going 3-0. … Red-zone defense continues to be an issue for New Orleans, which has allowed touchdowns on 86.4% of opponents’ possessions inside the 20 — last in the league. … The Saints are also prone to giving up big passing plays, allowing receptions longer than 30 yards in every game. … New Orleans has won five straight against Chicago, including a 36-25 victory last year with QB Drew Brees sidelined because of a thumb injury and Teddy Bridgewater filling in for him. … Brees had a 118.4 rating last week, throwing for 287 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. … Three-time Pro Bowl RB Alvin Kamara leads the NFL with 824 yards from scrimmage — an average of 137.3 — through six games. … Rookie WR Marquez Callaway caught caught eight passes for 75 yards last week. … WR Michael Thomas had nine receptions for 131 yards against Chicago last year. … The Bears rank 29th in yards per game and 27th in scoring (19.7 points). … QB Nick Foles was sacked four times — twice by former Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd — and threw two interceptions last week. … Star WR Allen Robinson entered the NFL’s concussion protocol after a tackle late in Monday’s game. … C Cody Whitehair (calf) left last week’s game, meaning the Bears could be down two starters on the line. LG James Daniels (pectoral) is expected to miss the remainder of the season after being injured against Tampa Bay on Oct. 8. … TE Jimmy Graham had 386 receptions for 4,752 yards and 51 TDs in five seasons for New Orleans (2010-14). In his only appearance against the Saints, the five-time Pro Bowl player had three catches for 34 yards for Seattle on Oct. 30, 2016. … LB Robert Quinn leads the NFL with 25 forced fumbles since 2013, including one last week. The two-time Pro Bowler has seven sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in five games against New Orleans. … Fantasy tip: After getting gashed for a season-high 161 yards rushing by Los Angeles, the Bears figure to have their hands full trying to contain Kamara.

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