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The Saints play Chicago on Sunday in the Superdome

Seth Dunlap
October 26, 2017 - 7:12 pm
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The Saints are on a roll, winners of four straight games which propelled them into first place in the NFC South.  They'll look to continue their red-hot streak this Sunday when they face the Chicago Bears in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at Noon.  The Saints are heavy favorites and former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert thinks it should be that way.

"There's a reason why the Saints are 9 point favorites," said a confident Hebert. "Sean Payton talks about taking care of home field - "Dome field advantage".  Come on.  The Bears and Tampa Bay, we're on a roll we've got to be 6-2 (after those games)."

In an NFL era dominated by sophisticated passing attacks that have led an assault on the record books, the Bears are doing it differently.  They are a throwback team that loves to run the football, so much so that it's legitimately a surprise when we see rookie quarterback Mitchell Turbisky attempt a pass.  Turbisky threw just seven times in their 17-3 win over the Panthers last week, while he attempted just 16 passes the previous week in an overtime victory over the Bears.   The approach is working Chicago and nobody expects them to change when they come to New Orleans this week. Hebert said he admires the retro offense.

"All I know is the Bears are going to smack you in the mouth.  They are going to come running off the bus, and can you win in the trenches," he asked.  "I like the Bears, they're old school, but the Saints have to take care of the Bears in the Dome."\

Former Saints running back Deuce McAllister was a bit more cautious in his optimism.  The Bears have won two straight games, and have an opportunistic defense that could make things interesting for the New Orleans offense.

"I think it's definitely a trap matchup.  You get caught up that they only threw the ball seven times.  You look at it, well yeah, their defense scored 14 points. That's how they want to play, they want to win ugly," McAllister said. "Don't just look at this record.  Go take this seriously and go out and get a W."

The Bears were expected to be one of the league's worst teams.  So far it doesn't look that way.  Expect a spirited matchup between new school and old school on Sunday.

Watch Bobby & Deuce's full thought in the video below.

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