Week 5: New Orleans Saints 26, Chicago Bears 18- Post Game Thoughts

For the second straight week, the Bears have been slowed down by an offensively superior opponent.  We are now seeing some holes in this Chicago defense as we have surpassed the quarter-poll of the season.  The Bears have been carved up by opposing quarterbacks on quite a few separate occasions so far this season, and have not looked so good when they have not been forcing turnovers.  The Saints did not turn the ball over in the game and Drew Brees was, once again, fantastic.  I feel like he is getting short-changed this year with regards to appreciation to his level of play.  If it weren’t for Peyton Manning, everybody would be talking about how great Brees has been playing.  Anyways, he is quietly doing his thing and he picked apart the Bears defense to the tune of 29/35, 288 yards, and 2 TDs.  Jimmy Graham was unstoppable again; 10 catches and 135 yards was enough to launch him into first place in terms of receiving yards in the NFL.  Jay Cutler was sacked three times in this game as well; the pass protection that had been so stellar to start the year appears to be coming back down to earth a bit.  Chicago has an advantage for their next game: they are playing at home on a short week against the 0-5 Giants.  The Saints will have a full week to rest before heading to Foxboro for a huge late-window game against the Patriots.

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