CHICAGO - Despite a career game from Alshon Jeffery, the Bears couldn't get past the undefeated Saints 26-18.
Jeffery had 10 receptions for a franchise-record 218 yards, breaking Harlon Hill's mark of 214 at San Francisco on Oct. 31, 1954. He also had a 3-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter.
Jay Cutler and company didn't even get on the board until the end of the second quarter. Head coach Marc Trestman said it wasn't what the fans deserved.
"It's always tough," said Trestman. "These games are never easy. We're paid to win games and to win at Solider Field. Disappointed that we didn;t give our fans what they came to see and that's a good start."
The Bears have a short week ahead of them. They play the winless New York Giants on Thursday at Soldier Field.