1. Michael Thomas needs to make things happen
This is going to be a game where the quarterback is not the engine of the offense and neither is the running back. The engine of the offense is going to be someone who relies on someone else throwing him the ball, wide receiver Michael Thomas.
It is no secret that the New Orleans Saints are facing one of the best defenses in the league in the Chicago Bears. It makes it even tougher that they do not have Brees under center and are relying on Bridgewater to beat this defense.
Bridgewater has done his job thus far, don’t get me wrong, but there are certain limitations in play when he is your starting quarterback.
It does not help that Alvin Kamara is questionable for the game. There is still a chance that he plays, but with a high ankle injury, we still do not know. Even if he does play, he won’t be at 100 percent, which is tough coming up against this linebacker core.
It is going to be up to Thomas to beat his man and make plays happen for Bridgewater. There are going to be a lot of third downs in this game and Thomas is going to be the difference between the offense stalling out and getting points on the board.
Thomas has to have one of his signature games. Bridgewater just has to get him the ball.