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Brees, Saints pull away late for 21-9 playoff win over Bears

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) walks off the field after an NFL wild-card...
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) walks off the field after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. The Saints won 21-9.(AP Photo/Brett Duke)
Published: Jan. 10, 2021 at 11:06 PM EST
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees gets to celebrate his 42nd birthday by preparing for a playoff game that will also feature the one active NFL quarterback older than him.

Brees passed for 265 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray for touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 21-9 in an NFC wild-card playoff game on Sunday.

Alvin Kamara rushed for 99 yards and added a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter after not practicing all week because of COVID-19 protocols.

The victory for the Saints sets up a divisional-round meeting with Tampa Bay and 43-year-old QB Tom Brady.

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