The No. 2-seeded New Orleans Saints won their Wild Card game 21-9 over the Chicago Bears, and they did it on the back of a few terrific performances.
With a mere 7-3 lead at the half, the Saints vs. Bears was not the high scoring affair that some had dreamed of. After all, both teams came into the game with scorching hot offenses and then combined for ten points in 30 minutes.
While the score picking up just a bit in the second half, the Saints defense still did their part, holding the Bears to three meaningful points. Literally, with time expiring, the Bears scored their first touchdowns.
The Saints will get a tougher matchup against the Tom Brady-led Bucs in the divisional round. While the team has seen success against Tampa Bay, it’s tough to say anything is guaranteed with such elite quarterback talent.
Looking back at Sunday, the Saints were able to get a few performances that many didn’t expect. While not everyone can be named, players like Michael Thomas, Malcolm Jenkins, and Sheldon Rankins definitely get honorable mentions.
That said, let’s dive into one player on both sides of the ball that soared past their expectations.