Saints at Bears

8:30 p.m., ESPN.

Line: Saints by 3.

The lowdown: New Orleans (5-8) trails first-place Carolina (5-8-1) in the NFC South. The Saints have dropped four of five, with two of those losses by 17 points or more.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has dropped his last two Monday night starts (at Seattle in 2013, against Baltimore last season) after winning nine in row. In his last two games against the Bears, Brees is 55 of 72 for 558 yards with five touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 121.2 rating.

The Bears (5-8) are tied for 18th in scoring after finishing second in the NFL in 2013. They have not scored

more than 28 points in a game this season.

Chicago's Jay Cutler needs 554 yards to become the first Bears QB with 4,000 in a season. Cutler is second in the league with 15 interceptions. He also has six lost fumbles.

- Associated Press