Brees passed for 288 yards and two touchdowns to lead New Orleans (5-0) to a 26-18 victory at the Chicago Bears.

Brees won at Chicago for the first time in five starts during his NFL career. He extended his NFL record of 57 consecutive games with 20 or more completions in a game.

Saints placekicker Garrett Hartley hit four field goals. Running back Pierre Thomas scored. Tight end Jimmy Graham tied an NFL record for tight ends with his fourth consecutive game with more than 100 yards receiving.

Thomas scored to two touchdowns in the first half to power the team to a 20-7 lead.

Thomas first touchdown came with 3:17 left in the second quarter when he caught a 2-yard touchdown pass to make the score 13-0.

Thomas second touchdown of the half came with 23 seconds left in the quarter when he caught a screen pass from Brees and manuevered his way down the sidelines and through the Chicago defense for a 25-yard douchdown reception, which made the score 20-7.