Well Gents! Here we sit at 4-0 right now. Brees and the offense returned to norm last night putting up great numbers and...looking like the Saints offense. So anyway, glad to be at 4-0 before we head to Chicago. Alot of Saints fans and the Saints know this will be a tough game.
If you look at recent history, in Sean Payton's/Brees tenure since 2006, the Saints have not won in Soldier field. They're 0-3 in Soldier Field as it stands now. Matter of fact, the Saints have not won in Soldier Field since 2000 with the score of 31-10 under the Brooks/Haslett era. That's 13 long years. The last time the Saints won in Chicago at another field Memorial Stadium was in 2002 29-23. Most importantly, the Bears have given us major fits, especially in Soldier field. We made Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton look like superstars. And you add the fact their Special Teams and defense have given us fits as well.
The Saints took care of business against the Bears 30-13 in the dome in 2011, the year our offense was insanely great and undefeated at home. How did we win that game? The Saints pressured Cutler all game. When the Saints were down 7-3 early on, Drew Brees hit Devery Henderson on a 79 yd deep bomb for a TD and it was curtains from there.
Jay Cutler can look very good or very bad. This season, his o'line has made drastic improvement. Besides the Lions game, Cutler has looked solid. And for those of you know, you give Cutler time, he will eat your lunch.
The Bears are scoring a lot of points as well this season, nearly came back against Detroit. Their defense is allowing more PPG this season. However, they still create turnovers and can still score in the most craziest ways ever known to man. The Bears feed on turnovers, and can destroy you if you turn the ball over on them.
The bottom line? Saints need to protect the ball the whole game, and get pressure on Cutler early and often. And for God's sake. Don't kick the ball to Devin Hester. Saints can win if they're effective in those areas.
So will the Kryptonite finally end in Soldier field this coming Sunday? Let's end that streak and get to 5-0 Gents!