4. New Orleans Saints defense rarely allow big plays
Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) breaks up a pass to Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Saints beat the Bears 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
This Saints defense continues to impress me and they didn’t falter on the road against the Chicago Bears. They held running back Matt Forte to under 60 yards rushing and regularly stood him up at the line or brought him down for a loss. What is more impressive is how many big plays this defense does now allow. Despite a couple of big plays from Alshon Jeffery, the Bears stalled on many of their drives which allowed the Saints to dominate the clock.