Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, continuing with the Chicago Bears.
The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be a little different.
Here is a look at their Week 7 opponent after their bye week in week 6 and looking at their Week 5 opponent, the Carolina Panthers.
2019 Season in Review
Obviously the Saints finished far better than the Bears did in 2019. In fact, they even played each other last year. The game turned out to be a 36-25 win in favor of New Orleans, but for a team that is not praised to be good, they didn’t lose by much.
In reality, though, the Bears had no shot at this game. Out of their 25 points, they scored 15 of them in the final 3:00 minutes after the Saints had already taken their stars out being up 36-10 in the fourth quarter.
2020 Offseason Wrap-Up
New Orleans had a stellar offseason with a handful of excellent additions making their team stronger and better all around. The Bears, on the other hand, added their own set of talent that is new to their offense.
The Bears, like the Panthers, also added former New Orleans players to their roster this year in wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. They also drafted defensive back Jaylon Johnson and tight end, Cole Kmet, in the NFL Draft.
They also signed Robert Quinn and Danny Trevathon on defense and Nick Foles and Jimmy Graham on offense in the free agency period.
2020 Matchup Preview
The matchup between the Saints and the Bears is frequent. They are no strangers to one another. However, with the recent training camp injury to David Montgomery and the battle between Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky, who knows if the Bears even know what they are going to do.
That much disfunction is never a good thing. The only good thing they have going for them is the fact that New Orleans has to go into Chicago to play on a Sunday afternoon. Even if, the Saints still win this game handily and move on with their undefeated season.