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Saints Rush Offense (9th, 123.7 YPG) vs Bears Rush Defense (16th, 112.3 YPG)
The Saints have actually done a great job running the ball this season. They’re not usually reliant on the ground game, but when Brees has struggled, Mark Ingram and the bevy of Saints runners have picked up the slack. Ingram is finally paying dividends of his draft status leading the team in rushing with 810 yards. Khiry Robinson and local kid Pierre Thomas round out the top rushers in the Saints attack.
For the Bears, it will be worthwhile to see if Jeremiah Ratliff plays. If he’s sidelined again, you should consider getting Ingram into your starting lineup. The Bears linebackers are a little more than a rumor, so if the Saints can get past the Bears D-line, it’s going to be a long day for the Bears run defense.