New Orleans Saints: 3 notable takeaways from Week 7 victory over Bears

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 20: Latavius Murray #28 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates his touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field on October 20, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 20: Latavius Murray #28 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates his touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field on October 20, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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Michael Thomas is continuing to earn his pricetag

Yes, I am well aware all of our takeaways were about offensive players. But, we do need to keep in mind that while the Saints’ defense was commendable they also allowed 25 points while the offense scored a season-high 36.

That said, last on our list of takeaways is the dominance of Michael Thomas. Without many other options, the Saints seemingly either put the ball on the ground or target Thomas, who received a record-breaking extension this past offseason.

Thomas was targeted 11 times, the fifth time this season he hit double-figure targets. Of those 11, the fourth-year receiver caught nine of them for 131 yards. Sadly, the All-Pro wasn’t able to find the end zone.

The former Buckeye had almost four times more than the Saints’ No. 2 receiver, Ted Ginn Jr. He has been the clear go-to option for Bridgewater, and after establishing that relationship, we can continue to expect Thomas to create separation and be targeted.

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Thomas earned that contract, and he’s proving it.

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