Bush caught four passes for 34 yards and did even more damage on the ground, rushing for 139 yards and a score on 18 carries. Bush's top play was a 37-yard touchdown run late in the first half. Missed tackles and opportunities is what ultimately brought the Bears down.
"Probably the most disappointing part of watching the film was that a lot of their big runs came against eight-man fronts," Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said. "We weren't even in cover-two.
"When you talk about an eight-man front, it means that somebody wasn't in their gap or something happened for somebody to not be in their gap."
Trestman is hopeful that will improve.
"We're going to go back to work on it and just continue to work through it," he said. "We didn't expect to be the best tackling team at the end of Week 4, but we've got to get better as we move along and we're going to do that."
The Bears were without defensive tackle Henry Melton because of a torn ACL, so Nate Collins and Landon Cohen rotated along the front. New Orleans isn't a run-first team, but the Bears still have to be ready. Bears veteran defensive end Julius Peppers had his first sack of the season and Chicago's only sack of last week's game, while Brees was sacked twice Monday night.
Chicago has an advantage in creating turnovers and is tops in takeaways (14).
Cutler and the Bears' defense are hoping a full week of practice cures what is ailing them against a New Orleans team still trying to stay undefeated.
Whether it's on grass or turf, indoors or outdoors, the Saints will come to play and it will be Brees leading them. While Cutler boasts decent numbers in two career starts against the Saints (508 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT), Brees has too many weapons and the Bears will have trouble for a second straight week.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Saints 26, Bears 21