Saints vs. Bears: 3 big-time takeaways from New Orleans overtime victory

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 01: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws against the Chicago Bears in the second half at Soldier Field on November 01, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 01: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws against the Chicago Bears in the second half at Soldier Field on November 01, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The defense is capable but can’t be trusted

The New Orleans Saints defense held up for the bulk of the game, holding the Bears scoreless in one quarter and under five in two of them. Several of their players, many of which they’ve relied upon for years, were able to get going against Chicago.

Marshon Lattimore was able to get his first interception of the season. Cam Jordan, who hadn’t been playing up to par, had a sack and two tackles for losses. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson led the team with nine tackles, playing a crucial part in the defense’s success as well.

The Saints were playing one of the worst offenses in the league.

Despite having five wins, the Bears average the 27th-most points per game. They’ll go from giving up 23 to the Bears to have to take on the Bucs this coming Sunday. The Bucs rank in the top-three scoring offenses in the NFL.

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The challenges will continue to come as the Saints schedule will get more difficult in the coming weeks. They can be thankful for their fourth straight one-score victory, but they’ll need to be better to continue their win streak in the coming weeks.

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