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Brees leads Saints past Bears 26-18
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass as Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin (99) pressures him during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 6, 2013, 4:15 pm

CHICAGO (AP) Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Pierre Thomas, Jimmy Graham tied an NFL record with another 100-yard game and the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 26-18 on Sunday to remain unbeaten.

Brees was 29 of 35 for 288 yards in his first victory in four career games at Soldier Field. Garrett Hartley matched a career high with four field goals as New Orleans (5-0) picked up its first win in Chicago since a 31-10 victory on Oct. 8, 2000.

Graham continued his torrid start for the Saints (5-0), catching 10 balls for 135 yards in his fourth consecutive 100-yard game - matching an NFL record for a tight end. Tony Gonzalez was the first to accomplish the streak in 2000, and Graham matched it in 2011.

Jay Cutler threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns for Chicago (3-2), which has lost two in a row.

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