Drew Brees will be on a mission
This could very well be Drew Brees’ last season, and if it is, you better not believe he’s going to let his team go out in the Wild Card round for a second straight season.
While Brees has shown lacking arm strength at times, the Saints have been able to orchestrate an offense that still plays to his strength, which is accuracy.
They run a ton of slates, screens, and crossing routes that look to get receivers quick separation, and with a stud like Michael Thomas, it resulted in him having the most receptions in a season in league history last year.
Brees missed four games earlier this season, but he finished the season strong, leading the Saints against the Chiefs and then the remaining two games of the season. Brees went for 280 yards and two touchdowns in the two team’s first matchup, one that lacked Thomas.
On the season, Brees threw for 2,942 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also had a 3.2 sack percentage, his second-lowest in the last ten years. Brees is almost a 20 years veteran, and he’s not letting his team go out against the Bears.
He will propel them to at least a Wild Card victory.