Bears can’t keep pace as Saints roll, 30-13

At Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans

■ RECAP: Drew Brees kept New Orleans’ offense rolling, and Jay Cutler had little chance of keeping up against a Saints defense determined to regain an intimidating edge.

Brees threw for three touchdowns, New Orleans’ defense beat up on Cutler with six sacks, 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 completed only 42 percent of his passes and fumbled once.

Brees finished 26 of 37 for 270 yards. Henderson had three catches for 103 yards.

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

■ QUOTEABLE: “We took it to them today. We outhit them, and that was our goal, so it feels good.”

— Jonathan Casillas, Saints linebacker

■ NEXT: Texans at Saints, 10 a.m. Sunday; Packers at Bears, 1:15 p.m. Sunday

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