Different styles of winning streaks clash on the field Sunday when the New Orleans Saints (4-2) host the Chicago Bears (3-4) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints are riding a four-game run with a balanced offensive attack -- ranking third in passing (269.3 yards per game) and 10th in rushing (121.7 yards per game) -- and a surging defense. Chicago, however, has won two consecutive games by incorporating a throwback style of football with a punishing ground game, which ranks seventh in the league (126.3 yards per game), and an opportunistic defense. While the Saints are wary of Bears rookie quarterback Mitchel Trubisky, who completed just four passes in Week 7, and the running game, the Bears defense has the Saints' full attention. The approach doesn't surprise when considering the Bears produced three defensive touchdowns in the past two games.
Ball security essential for Saints against opportunistic Bears defense
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Oct 29