Oct 6, 2013 at 6pm UK at ​Soldier Field
New Orleans Saints
Chicago Bears
Thomas (6:02)
Jeffrey (2:47)
Marshall (2:15)

Result: New Orleans Saints maintain 100% record

The New Orleans Saints make it five wins from five this season by beating the Chicago Bears 26-18 at Soldier Field.

The New Orleans Saints have made it five wins from five at the start of the NFL season with a 26-18 victory over the Chicago Bears.

The Saints took the lead in the first quarter through a 47-yard Garrett Hartley field goal before a fumble by the Bears allowed Hartley to make it 6-0, this time from 19 yards.

New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas dives into the end zone to score a touchdown against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 6, 2013© Getty Images

Pierre Thomas got the first touchdown of the match in the second quarter when he reached over the line from close range, just about getting the ball into the end zone before losing control.

The Bears announced themselves on the scoreboard with a touchdown of their own as Alshon Jeffrey caught a pass from Jay Cutler in the end zone for a three-yard score.

Alshon Jeffery of the Chicago Bears is congratulated after catching a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints on October 6, 2013© Getty Images

Thomas restored the Saints' 13-point advantage late in the first half, however, catching another short Drew Brees pass before weaving his way through a number of tackles for his second touchdown of the match.

Hartley increased this lead with a 36-yard kick in the third quarter, but Robbie Gould responded with a field goal of his own to make it 23-10.

The Bears raised hopes of a late fightback when Brandon Marshall caught Cutler's pass for a two-yard score before Matt Forte ran for a two-point conversion to reduce the deficit to eight.

No such comeback materialised, however, as the Saints moved to 5-0 for the season, ending Chicago's unbeaten home record in the process.

Saints' Jimmy Graham celebrates a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals on September 22, 2013
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