Bears vs Saints: Inside the Matchups

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Bears Pass Offense (11th, 254.2 YPG) vs Saints Pass Defense (29th, 265.2 YPG)

The Bears passing offense ought to see a different dynamic on Monday night, playing without Brandon Marshall.  Alshon Jeffery should see the biggest uptick in targets, while Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett should continue to rack up the catches.  Second year receiver Marquess Wilson should get an extended look to see how he fits in beyond 2014.

For the Saints, they’re back to being the Swiss cheese defense they were a couple of seasons ago.  They benched safety Kenny Vaccaro, but that seems like throwing a deck chair off the Titanic.  The problems on defense run deep when you’ve giving up over 265 yards per game.

Advantage: Bears