Quarterback: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
There are not many teams in the NFL that don’t have the quarterback advantage over the Chicago Bears. Mitchell Trubisky proves time and time again that maybe his doubters are correct and Chase Daniel does not really bring anything to the table, either.
The best way to determine who has the advantage is to ask yourself this question: would Teddy Bridgewater start on the Chicago Bears? The answer is a definitive yes.
Oh, and we are forecasting a huge game for Taysom Hill on Sunday, and he technically is a quarterback.
Running back: Advantage, Chicago Bears
Latavius Murray is a good, not great, running back that should be capable of doing what Sean Payton asks of him on Sunday. However, he still does not have the edge over David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen.
Wide receiver: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
Another really close call is at the wide receiver position, but we have to give it to the Saints. The Saints have the best receiver on the field and one of the best in the entire league in Michael Thomas.
However, the Bears still do not have an above-average third receiver. If they did, then the advantage would have gone to them.
Tight end: Advantage, Chicago Bears
Again, the injury bug bites the Saints again as Jared Cook has also been ruled out in this game. It really is a shame too as Cook has back-to-back games with a touchdown.
It would have been close with Cook in there but without him, the edge undoubtedly has to go to Trey Burton and company.
Offensive line: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
This one is easy. The Saints have one of the better offensive lines in football this season while the Bears’ offensive line, at its best, is average.
This is going to be extremely important as well because of the threats that are on the defensive side of the ball, which we will now get to.