The tension was elevated when Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson poked his finger inside Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller. The receiver got into it with Gardner-Johnson but things between the two players stayed relatively calm.
Tensions then boiled over between the two teams when Bears wide receiver Javon Wims punched Gardner-Johnson in the helmet. The two started a brawl and Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins tried to break it up. Wims was the only player ejected in the melee.
After a penalty was assessed, Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore intercepted a pass from Nick Foles and gave the ball back to the New Orleans offense.
The game was tight throughout the first two and a half quarters. At the point of Lattimore’s interception, the game was tied 13-13 with about 8 minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Saints would get a field goal after the turnover.
The Saints came into the game trying to keep pace in the NFC South at 4-2. The Bears, despite their struggles on the offense, 했다 5-2 and tried to gain a stronghold in the NFC North with the 그린 베이 패커 dropping a game to the Minnesota Vikings 그리고 Detroit Lions falling to the 인디애나 폴리스 콜츠.