The good news is that in my humble opinion, this is the toughest game left on the Bears schedule. The bad news, the Saints are firing on all cylinders, both offensively and defensively. Drew Brees continues to operate at an elite level, while Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles create mismatches that a fading Bears defense will have difficulty covering. The biggest surprise is that Rob Ryan has turned around one of the worst defenses in league history. The Bears put up a good fight at home, but Brees and Company solve the mystery of Soldier Field.
Bears 31 – Saints 37
Keith Schultz (3-1)
Drew Brees isn’t as dominant outdoors at noon on Sunday as he is during Prime Time, but the Bears defense is giving up huge chunks of yardage which is right up the Saints alley. If Cutler doesn’t have a huge day this one could get really ugly
Saints 45 – Bears 24
Heather Pink (2-1)
Like I said last week, Reggie Bush would be the factor in the game against the Lions. The player that plays the most similar to Bush’s style right now? Darren Sproles. The Saints offense is extremely dynamic and high-scoring . The question is, can the Bears offense keep up? It’s going to be hard to win against New Orleans. And ultimately, I don’t think the Bears defense will be able to stop their dynamic offense.
Saints 35 – Bears 24
The Bears gave up 40 points last week to Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. The Saints’ Drew Brees is a better quarterback and Darren Sproles is equally as dangerous as Reggie Bush. This will be an ugly one and the Bears’ woes will continue in front of the Soldier Field crowd. Alshon Jeffery should continue his rise, however, benefiting again from the double-teams on Brandon Marshall.
Saints 31-Bears 17
Elijah Zelonky (2-2)
I have been wrong for the past two weeks, and I hope my losing streak continues. I cannot see the Bears stopping Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints offense, even at home. If Chicago is able to keep that offense off the field with an effectivive running game, then Id say the Bears will win. But they haven’t been able to do that consistently this season, and I don’t think it will happen this week.