Found October 04, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The FOX NFL Game of the Week features the New Orleans Saints traveling to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears. As both hold realistic aspirations of claiming the conference crown, let's get the lowdown on each team's subplots heading into this matchup: FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Darren Sproles: revitalized or one-week wonder? God bless him, but Pierre Thomas has looked slower than Monday morning. And remember how Mark Ingram was supposed to make the Saints offense an unstoppable force when drafted in 2011? Yeah, about that... The air is the preferred method of attack for most NFL offenses, with New Orleans in the forefront of this modus operandi (its 338.3 passing yards per game is second-highest in the league). Nevertheless, a threatening backfield is imperative to long-term success, which is where Sproles comes in. After an underwhelming start to the season, the diminutive back hauled in seven catches for 114 yards, added 28 yards off four carri...

How will Bears and ‘The Windy City’ handle a ‘Brees’

There are several untold stories to the family affairs in this game as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints travel to Soldier Field to play the Chicago Bears this Sunday.  Will Aaron Kromer be able to give insight to the Saints’ offense to help the Bears’ defense?  How will Jermon Bushrod fair against his former team and friends?  Matt Forte and Darren Sproles are tied among...

Jimmy Graham the best TE in the game?

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is separating himself from the pack in this young season, writes Ashley Fox  of The tight end position, all the vogue these past few seasons in the NFL with the emergence of Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Graham as big parts of their team's passing game, is being looked at in an entirely new light, and the 6-foot-7...

Saints sign CFL standout Chris Williams

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a deal with former Canadian Football League star receiver/kick returner Chris Williams, agent Dan Vertlieb confirmed Thursday. It’s not clear yet if Williams will join the practice squad or the active roster. In the CFL he made his mark, scoring a team-record 17 touchdowns last year (11 receiving, […]

The Saints travel to Chicago and try to take down the Bears. Week 5 picks.

The Saints are back on track this season standing at 4-0.  The Bears are looking solid under their new coach, but they are in a tough division. After a rough Week 3 we were able to get back on track with a 12-3 week 4 performance.  That puts us at 48-15 for the season, better than all of the ESPN Experts. Week 5 is gives us some more tough match-ups.  Let's stay above...

New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears preview

The New Orleans Saints (4-0) will travel to Soldier Field to play the Chicago Bears (3-1) at 1:00 ET. The Saints have been winless at Chicago in the Drew Brees-Sean Payton era mainly due to the weather conditions and the Bears physical style of play. The main key will be to stay turnover free against a Bears defense that scores more touchdowns than some offenses in the NFL. Besides...

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#3)

Last week: 3 Record: 4-0 Right now, I think the Saints are the 3rd best team in the NFL and could compete with Seattle or Denver on a neutral field. They are 3rd in the NFL in terms of moving the chains, doing so on 81% of chances. A strong offense is nothing new in New Orleans. Even with Sean Payton gone last year, the Saints were 4th in the NFL in points scored behind only the...

Former Rebel Deuce McAllister: Reaction To Ole Miss Play Situation Is “Laughable”

Former Ole Miss football star Deuce McAllister, who played eight seasons in the NFL as a running back for the New Orleans Saints, doesn’t seem to think that the developing story regarding Rebels players allegedly “heckling” student actors during the school’s rendition of “The Laramie Project” is particularly newsworthy. For those playing catch up, it was reported that...

After Win Over Dolphins, Are the Saints the Favorite in the NFC?

The Saints are back.After posting a disappointing 7-9 record a year ago, New Orleans is off to a 4-0 start.With Drew Brees throwing for 4 touchdowns and over 400 yards last Monday Night against Miami, New Orleans is finally playing their best football.Their last two games have been blowouts, and it seems they have come a long way from the last second victory against Tampa Bay back...

Jimmy Graham, Peyton Manning highlight NFL Players of the Month

Tweet Now that the first month of the 2013 NFL season is in the books, the league has announced it’s winners for Player of the Month honors with little to no surprises. Peyton Manning took home Player of the Month for the AFC, while New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham beasted his way to top honors […]

You Interpret: ESPN Refers To Danny Woodhead As “Working Man’s Darren Sproles”

So, ESPN, what are you trying to say here?  Is Darren Sproles not a hard worker?  Does Danny Woodhead work harder than Darren Sproles?  Perhaps there are some racial undertones here as well.  Either way, interesting take on the Chargers running back who is a diminutive dynamo. [sportsgrid] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Illini first in NFL starters to wins ratio, WSJ study shows

When the Chicago Bears host the New Orleans Saints Sunday, you’ll see former Fighting Illini Pierre Thomas starting at tailback. On the other side, the Saints have another former Illini, Martez Wilson who is a part time starter at right outside linebacker (he’s two on the depth chart now) Thomas, a T.F. South product from the Chicago suburbs, were on Illini teams that went 8...

New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears Preview and Prediction

A battle of two of the NFC’s top teams through the first quarter of the season is on tap when the New Orleans Saints take on the Chicago Bears...

Chicago Bears host New Orleans Saints in clash of titans

After a brutal loss at Detroit in Week 4, the Chicago Bears (3-1) return to the friendly confines of Soldier Field, where they will host the undefeated New Orleans Saints. This should be an extremely difficult game for Chicago, as New Orleans brings a dominant offense, lead by quarterback Drew Brees, and a feisty defense […]The post Chicago Bears host New Orleans Saints in clash...

FOX Sports NFL Game of the Week Preview: Saints at Bears

What a matchup we have here, folks. In one corner, we have a playoff contending team with a chip on its shoulder for the way they played last season, and in the opposite corner, we have a pretender with no chip on its shoulder because they are simply an average team. Yes, Sunday's FOX Sports Game of the Week between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears should be an interesting...

Familiarity runs deep in Bears-Saints connections

Acquaintances will be renewed Sunday when the 3-1 Chicago Bears meet the undefeated (4-0) New Orleans Saints Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. Bears offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod will line up against his former Saints teammates after spending his first five seasons in New Orleans. Bushrod, a fourth-round draft choice of the Saints in 2007, says he’s looking forward to the [...]
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