Wild-Card Round Bears vs. Saints: Live GameDay Blog and Thread

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Saints News Network's Wild-Card Round Bears vs. Saints: Live GameDay Blog and Thread.

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Saints Inactives

  • DB Ken Crawley
  • OL Derrick Kelly II
  • WR Austin Carr
  • WR Juwan Johnson
  • RB Ty Montgomery
  • DE Trey Hendrickson (neck)
  • DL Malcolm Roach

Bears Inactives

Pre-Game Huddle

Score

Score Updates Week 17 (4)

Chicago Win the Toss and Defers.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (15:00 1st Quarter)
  • Brees to Thomas. 1st Down.
  • Taysom Hill runs middle. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 4: Brees throws incomplete.
  • Morstead Punts to Carter. Fair Catch.

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 8 (10:42 1st Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • O'Donnell punts to Harris 7 yard return.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 45 (9:26 1st Quarter)
  • Kamara runs middle. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 8: Brees to Harris for 17 yards. 1st Down.
  • PENALTY: Offside Defense. Brings up 1st and 5.
  • Kamara runs right for 8-yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Thomas. TOUCHDOWN! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 8-plays, 55 yards, 4:17
  • Bears: 0 - Saints: 7

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 20 (5:03 1st Quarter)
  • Montgomery Runs Middle. 1st Down.
  • Chicago Challenges ruling on the field of an incomplete pass. Call reversed. 
  • 3rd and 10: Trubisky to Kmet. Short of line to gain.
  • 4th and 4: Trubisky scrambles right. Short of line to gain. Turnover on downs.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 32 (2:05 1st Quarter)
  • Taysom Hill runs left for 10-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 9: Brees to Harris. 1st Down.
  • END OF 1st QUARTER
  • Brees throws INTERCEPTED by Shelley, Play under review. Incomplete.
  • 3rd and 11: Kamara runs middle. Short of line to gain.
  • Lutz 50-yard Field Goal Attempt is NO GOOD

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 40 (14:07 2nd Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • O'Donnell Punts to Harris. Fair Catch

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 16 (13:03 2nd Quarter)
  • Kamara runs middle for 7-yards. 1st Down.
  • Hill Fumbles and recovered by Bears' John Jenkins

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 24 (11:30 2nd Quarter)
  • Montgomery Runs middle. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 20: Trubisky to Miller. Short of Line to Gain.
  • Santos 36-yard Field Goal attempt is GOOD
  • Bears: 3 - Saints: 7

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (8:06 2nd Quarter)
  • PENALTY Offside Chicago. Results in a New Orleans First Down.
  • 3rd and 12: Brees throws incomplete
  • Morstead Punts to Carter. Fair Catch

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 20 (6:15 2nd Quarter)
  • Trubisky to Miller gain of 10-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 7: Trubisky throws incomplete. New Orleans challenges the ruling on the field. The ruling on the field stands. 4th Down.
  • O'Donnell Punts to Harris. Return of 3-yards.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 22 (4:11 2nd Quarter)
  • Brees to Harris gain of 24 yards. 1st Down.
  • Two-Minute Warning
  • 3rd and 4: Brees throws incomplete towards Michael Thomas.
  • Morstead Punts to Carter. Fair Catch

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 18 (1:49 2nd Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • O'Donnell Punts to Harris. No Return.
  • Halftime

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 34 (14:54 3rd Quarter)
  • Trubisky to Robinson II. 1st Down.
  • Trubisky to Robinson II gain of 15 yards. 1st Down.
  • Trubisky SACKED by Sheldon Rankins
  • 3rd and 15: Trubisky throws incomplete. PENALTY: Bears WR Anthony Miller has been ejected.
  • O'Donnell Punts to Harris. Fair Catch

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 15 (11:37 3rd Quarter)
  • 3rd and 4: Brees to Thomas 38-yard gain. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Cook gain of 10-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 2: Brees to Sanders gain of 3-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 14: Brees to Cook. Short of Line to Gain.
  • 4th and 2: PENALTY Chicago Offside. Results in 1st Down. 
  • Brees to Murray 6-yard TOUCHDOWN! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 12-plays, 85-yards, 7:29
  • Bears: 3 - Saints: 14

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 25 (4:08 3rd Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • O'Donnell Punts to Harris. Return of 11-yards.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 36 (2:41 3rd Quarter)
  • 3rd and 6: Brees to Kamara gain of 10 yards. 1st Down.
  • END OF 3rd QUARTER
  • 3rd and 4: Brees to Harris gain of 4 yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 7: PENALTY False Start. 
  • 3rd and 12: Brees to Humphrey gain of 14-yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Cook gain of 10 yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees SACKED by Mack. PENALTY: Defensive Holding. Penalty results in a 1st Down.
  • 2nd and Goal: Hill throws incomplete. PENALTY: Defensive Pass interference results in a first down.
  • Kamara runs middle. TOUCHDOWN! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 15 plays, 64-yards, 8:51
  • Bears: 3 - Saints: 21

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 25 (8:50 4th Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • O'Donnell Punts to Harris. Fair Catch.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 32 (7:38 4th Quarter)
  • Brees to Harris gain of 10-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 1: Brees sneaks forward. 1st Down.
  • Kamara runs left for 25-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 1: PENALTY Offside Defense. Results in a 1st Down.
  • 4th and Goal: Brees rushes forward. Short of the Goal Line.Turnover on Downs.

Bears Ball

  • Drive Start: Chicago 1 (2:19 4th Quarter)
  • Two-Minute Warning
  • Trubisky to Ridley. 1st Down.
  • Trubisky scrambles and picks up the 1st Down.
  • Trubisky to Carter. 1st Down.