Chicago Bears: 5 Things to Look for in Week 8

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Leonard Floyd
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Can Defense Keep Opponent Out of End Zone for Third Straight Week?

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Over the last two weeks, Chicago’s defense has been playing their best ball all season. Their three defensive touchdowns is what stands out the most, but during this two-game span, the defense also has not allowed a touchdown. The phrase “defense wins games” definitely applies to this Bears team. And it is that philosophy that will give Chicago their best chance at leaving the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with their fourth win of the season.

Keeping this Saints offense out of the end zone won’t be an easy task. New Orleans is averaging 28.5 points per game, which is the fourth-highest in league. If Chicago shuts down this offense the way that they have the previous offenses over the last two weeks, then they could be mentioned in the conversation as one of the best defensive units in the NFL this year.