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Brooks takes over as Saints rally

Aaron Brooks found all of his passing targets down the stretch as the Saints overcame a 20-point defecit to beat Chicago.

Updated: September 23, 2002, 1:05 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPN The Magazine

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two years ago, the 10-6 New Orleans Saints were the biggest surprise in the NFC. Last year, the 13-3 Chicago Bears held that title.

The Saints have taken the title back.

Brooks

In Week 3's only battle of unbeaten teams, the Bears appeared well on their way to a rare comfortable victory, after squeakers in Weeks 1 and 2. A 20-0 second quarter lead had the Bears' transplanted fans rocking their temporary home at the University of Illinois.

"It seemed ...

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