The undefeated New Orleans Saints march into Soldier Field Sunday to face the Chicago Bears, coming off a nasty loss to the Detroit Lions.
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This is what Steve Schweickert over at Windy City Gridiron has to say about the Saints:
... when I think of the Saints offense I think of, well, what the Detroit Lions' offense aspires to be, but without the freakish talents of Calvin Johnson. Because with Drew Brees at the helm, the Saints have had one of the more prolific offenses in the league with their spray-to-all-fields passing game, including out of the backfield. Darren Sproles isn't an up the middle running back without good blocking (see: Reggie Bush), but given a big enough hole and enough space, he can rip off huge chunks of yardage in no time flat. ...
The plus side? Brees has been sacked twelve times this season... on 178 dropbacks. Not sure if that's really a plus side or more of an accumulation of chances. ...
If the Bears are going to win this one, sure tackling and gap control to shut down Sproles is a big, big key.
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