Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes a catch against New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Saints beat the Bears 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Each week, we are going into enemy territory and hostile ground to see what our opponent’s websites are saying. Most of us know what our local sportscasters, bloggers, etc. are saying, but what about our enemy’s? Before stepping on the field of battle, or sitting on our couches, it’s always entertaining to see how the opponents view the matchup with our beloved Chicago Bears. It’s even more entertaining to poke holes in their assessments. This week, the Bears look to not embarrass themselves on national television this Monday Night by the lake.
After reading through many of the enemy sites and putting my safety at risk by going into hostile territory, I have come out of there with a few conclusions on how our opponent’s fan base and local media are viewing this match up:
1. There’s very little worry that the Saints will have any problem moving the ball and there’s still a lot of confidence offensively against the 28th ranked Bear “defense.”
2. There’s a lot of pressure and frustration towards the Saints defense and many are calling for Rob Ryan to be fired – sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
3. Pressure from the Saints’ front four will be the key to success against the Bear offense, which is still respected in the Big Easy.
So, lets start at a national level and CBSSports.com, where it’s hard to believe that there’s actually 4 people picking the Bears to win:
Against the Spread (NO -3.5)