The New Orleans Saints have a high-profile matchup in Week 7 against a very tough team to beat on the road, the Chicago Bears.
The New Orleans Saints have already overcome several hurdles this season and the team has to overcome another in Week 7 as they hit the road to take on the Chicago Bears.
The Bears are known for being one of the toughest teams to beat on the road in the NFL with a smothering defense and ear-deafening fanbase that definitely plays a role in the outcome of the game.
This game would be really interesting if Drew Brees was under center, but that is not the case. Instead, this looks like it is going to be a boring defensive battle where the final scoreline is under 30 combined points.
It’s not going to be a doozy. Let’s break down how the rosters compare, position-by-position, to get a better handle on the game.
Special teams: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints have the slight special teams advantage, as they often do in their matchups this year.
The Saints have one of the best kicking/punting duos in the NFL with Wil Lutz and Thomas Morstead. Lutz is one of the most consistent kickers in the league while Morstead is a master at pinning teams close to their endzone.
The Bears do have the advantage in the return department as they have arguably the best punt and kick returner in Tarik Cohen. However, Deonte Harris is no slouch, either, so the gap there is not massive.
Slight advantage to the Saints.