Defensive line: Advantage, Chicago Bears
The Bears run a 3-4 defensive scheme, which does muddle things a little bit. Because of that, we are going to include the weak side and strong-side linebackers as defensive ends, as that is pretty much how they are used in most cases anyway.
That adds Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd into the conversation, which sways it in the Bears’ favor. The Saints’ defensive line has been really solid since Sheldon Rankins returned but it falls just shy of what the Bears are throwing at them.
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Linebackers: Advantage, Chicago Bears
Again, the Chicago Bears have a really talented duo that completely sways the argument in their favor, even though we are dealing with a two versus three situation, in this case.
Cornerbacks: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
I have to give the advantage to the Saints in this case simply because of how good Marshon Lattimore has been playing. If he was not playing as good as he has been this season then I absolutely would have given it to the Bears.
He has made the turnaround that he needed in his third season in the league and has really emerged as a true number one corner.
Safeties: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
This one was close to but the advantage has to go to the Saints as they have the best safety on the field. Marcus Williams is enjoying a really good season that is showcased by his 90.2 player rating on Pro Football Focus.
Again, if it was not for the strong play of Williams then this would be a different story. We simply cannot ignore the start he is off to this season.