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Saints head to Chicago in Week 8 against a quarterback TBD

Our friends from Windy City Gridiron help preview our Week 8 trip to the Windy City

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

We’ll continue a series of opponent preview posts for the New Orleans Saints opponents in 2020. Next, we’ll look at what appears to be our annual trip to the Windy City. Our friends over at Windy City Gridiron took some time to give us Saints fans the scoop on the Chicago Bears.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Week 8: at the Chicago Bears

Notable free agent additions:

Robert Quinn (edge), Jimmy Graham (TE), Germain Ifedi (OG), and via trade Nick Foles (QB)

Over/Under:

10 wins — Under. (but I could see a push being likely as well)

Most exciting rookie:

Cole Kmet may take a while to get acclimated to the pro game, as do most rookie tight ends, but he has the skill set and athleticism to thrive in the Bears system.

Position battle to keep an eye on:

Besides the quarterback spot, which will be the battle that gets all the publicity, who starts at cornerback opposite Kyle Fuller will be one I’m keeping an eye on. Rookie Jaylon Johnson will try to take the job from third year pro Kevin Toliver II, who only has 2 starts as a pro.

Biggest storyline heading into training camp:

Since it’s the most important position in sports, Nick Foles vs Mitchell Trubisky will be the talk of camp. The Bears didn’t get the type of jump in play they expected from Trubisky in 2019, so they brought in a veteran that has already performed well in a variation of this offense. My guess is Foles eventually wins the job and starts week one, but Mitch will likely see some time on the field in 2020 too.

Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp:

The wide receiver room is set at the top with Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, and Ted Ginn Jr., so seeing which of Javon Wims, Riley Ridley, or rookie Darnell Mooney can step up will be interesting to watch.

Notable injuries heading into training camp:

None


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