New Orleans Saints: 3 notable takeaways from Week 7 victory over Bears
The New Orleans Saints are now 5-0 with Teddy Bridgewater leading the way after downing the Chicago Bears on the road at Soldier Field.
After a safety shortly into the first quarter, the New Orleans Saints struggled to score, putting up just ten first-half points following that score. However, they came alive in the second half, scoring 24 for a total of 36 points.
They yet again showed why many are considering them the NFC’s best team. The Saints really showed no weaknesses, and they’re dominating some of the league’s best teams with their backup quarterback at the helm.
The Bears, who played from behind most of the game, struggled to find any rhythm given New Orleans stout defensive line. More importantly, the Saints continually threw them out of rhythm, forcing them to gain yardage in bulk instead of throwing a balanced attack at the Saints’ defense.
The Bears carried the ball seven times throughout the entire game. Seven times. The Saints? 35. They used their stellar offensive line to put 35 carries and over 150 yards on a defense that entered the game as the fifth-ranked run unit in the league.
New Orleans did everything they needed to in order to not only win this game but dominate it. That said, let’s dive into three takeaways from the Saints’ impressive Week 7 victory.