3 New Orleans Saints that popped off in the Wild Card round vs Chicago

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The Saints defeated the Chicago Bears on Sunday night to advance to the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. Here’s who got them there.

The first round of the NFL playoffs seems to consistently be the Saints’ biggest weakness. This year as the No. 2 seed, the Saints drew the Chicago Bears as the No. 7 seed. A matchup that most people suspected would be another easy home win.

They were right. The game started off very slow though. There were only two scores in the first half. One was a Saints’ touchdown from Brees to Michael Thomas. The second was a field goal from Carlos Santos to put the halftime score to 7-3.

The Bears never found a way to bounce back.

The Saints, on the other hand, kept adding to their lead. They started with a second touchdown from Brees to backup running back Latavius Murray. Then a third touchdown was an Alvin Kamara three-yard run.

The game ended 21-9 after a Jimmy Graham touchdown as the clock winded down. The Saints rolled past the Bears. There were certain players from New Orleans who stepped up and played the best.

They are part of the reason the Saints are headed to the divisional round.