2. Put the game in the Bears’ quarterback’s hands
We still do not know who is going to start at quarterback for the Chicago Bears on Sunday but it really does not matter. Whether it is Mitchell Trubisky or Chase Daniel the strategy is going to be the same: make the quarterback beat you.
If the game comes down to the Chicago Bears needing a two-minute drive to tie or win the game and Trubisky or Daniels has to make things happen then we can essentially pencil in a win for the Saints. Neither quarterback is good and there is a reason why the Bears are involved in every quarterback trade rumor there is.
The defense must throw all its eggs into the run defense basket, which should not be all that difficult. The Saints have a great defensive line and an athletic linebacker core that can limit the run, especially when that is the main focus.
Sure, they will break off big runs here and there most likely, but all the Saints need to do is force one third and long. The Bears rank 22nd in third-down conversion percentage this season and anything six yards or over is going to be an issue for the offense.
This should not be overly difficult to do for a defense that has really impressed this season and has far exceeded expectations. It doesn’t take much to stop the Bears’ quarterbacks, after all.