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New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears takes place on Sunday in week 5 of the NFL 2013 regular season, with two of the top teams in the league this season coming face to face. Combined these two teams have only lost one game in their eight games this season so far, making them two of the most in form teams at the moment, which should ensure a fiercely fought and exciting game. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Saints go on the road to Chicago today in the first of two huge games for them at the start of October. After today's trip to Chicago to play the Bears they will continue on the road to face off with the New England Patriots next weekend before their bye week.
New Orleans come into this game with a record of 4-0, and if they can maintain their perfect start to the season over the next two games they will establish themselves as one of the league's top contenders for the Super Bowl this year.
The Saints have swept the floor with anyone they've come up against so far this season, destroying the Miami Dolphins 38-17 in week 4's Monday Night Football, and prior to that, they took apart the Arizona Cardinals 31-7.
In weeks 1 and 2 the Saints also successfully overcame the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and in every week Drew Brees has featured to help demolish opposition defenses.
Brees has passed anywhere between 322 yards to 413 yards over the four games so far, and the Bears will have to find a way to stop him if they are to upset New Orleans today. Overall Brees is 111 of 166 for an impressive 1,434 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Bears of course will have to blunt the threat from Brees, but will also have to deal with his top target man, Jimmy Graham, who has received 27 for 458 yards and six touchdowns so far this season. Chicago will have to break up the connection between Graham and his quarterback to win this one.
Meanwhile, the Bears will be a threat themselves, and were flying until last weekend's first loss on the road to Detroit, where they lost 32-40.
Jay Cutler has been solid for Chicago, and is 95 of 148 for 1,010 yards and eight touchdowns.
It should also be noted that Chicago are ranked third in the NFL in total points scored per game, where they are posting an average of 31.8 points each time they take the field. That will concern the Saints today, and they will hope to keep the Bears significantly short of the 30-point mark if they are to claim the win today.
New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the FOX network, or online through live stream by clicking here.