Brees carries Saints to home win over Bears

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m.
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By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns, New Orleans' defense beat up on Jay Cutler and the Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 30-13 on Sunday.

Brees' scoring strikes included a 79-yarder to Devery Henderson. Darren Sproles scored on a 12-yard swing pass and Robert Meachem had a 4-yard TD reception as the Saints (1-1) bounced back from an opening week loss to Green Bay.

Facing heavy blitzing and without injured receiver Roy Williams, Cutler passed for 244 yards and a score, but was sacked six times and fumbled once.

Running back Matt Forte had 117 yards receiving to go with 49 yards rushing for Chicago (1-1), which lost guard Gabe Carimi and safety Major Wright to injuries after entering the game without several other injured starters.

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