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Week 8 Preview: New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears

Previewing the match-up between the New Orleans Saints visiting the Chicago Bears, focusing on key injuries and game notes.



NE @ BUF | LV @ CLE | LAC @ DEN | NO @ CHI | SF @ SEA | DAL @ PHI | TB @ NYG

New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears
When: 11/1 @ 4:25pm ET
Watch: FOX
Point Spread: Saints -4.5
Over/Under: 43.5
Moneyline: Saints -215 | Bears +185

Saints Key Injuries: Terron Armstead, OT, Elbow (Q), Michael Thomas, WR, Hamstring (Q), Emmanuel Sanders, WR, COVID-19 (IR), Kiko Alonso, LB, ACL is expected to return from IR
Bears Key Injuries: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Quadriceps (Q), Cody Whitehair, C, Calf (Q), Allen Robinson, WR, Concussion (Q), Eddie Jackson, FS, Knee (Q), Khalil Mack, OLB, Ankle (Q), James Daniels, OG. Pectoral (IR), Tarik Cohen, RB, ACL (IR),

NOTES: QB DREW BREES passed for 287 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 118.4 rating & had 25th-career rush TD last week. Is 4-0 with 1,232 pass yards (308 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124 rating in his past 4 vs. Chi. Aims for his 3rd in row at Chi. with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. RB ALVIN KAMARA had 148 scrimmage yards (83 rush, 65 rec.) & 8 receptions last week. Has 32 career games with 5+ catches, tied-2nd most among RBs in 1st 4 seasons in NFL history. Leads RBs with 46 catches & leads NFL with 824 scrimmage yards this season. Had 76 scrimmage yards (48 rec., 28 rush) & rush TD in only career game vs. Chi. (10/29/17). Aims for his 6th in row with 115+ scrimmage yards. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had 150 scrimmage yards (119 rush, 31 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 9 receptions for 131 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 7+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 11 receptions for 98 yards & TD in his last game vs .Chi. (9/15/19 w/ Den.). Aims for his 3rd in row with 90+ rec. yards. TE JARED COOK had rec. TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row overall & 4th in row on road with TD catch. DE CAMERON JORDAN had 2 sacks in last meeting. Has 12.5 sacks in his past 8 on road. DE MARCUS DAVENPORT had 1st sack of season last week. DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE aims for his 5th in row with 6+ tackles.

QB NICK FOLES passed for 261 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd start at home with 240+ pass yards. Has 14 TDs (11 pass, 3 rush) vs. 5 INTs for 87.7 rating in 9 career games vs. NFC South. RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 69 scrimmage yards (48 rush, 21 rec.) last week. Is 1 of 3 NFC RBs (EZEKIEL ELLIOTT & TODD GURLEY) with 50+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 7 games this season. Has TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for his 6th in row at home with 50+ scrimmage yards. WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 4 receptions for team-high 70 rec. yards last week. Had 10 receptions for 87 yards & TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with 6+ catches, 80+ rec. yards & TD catch. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 7+ catches & 90+ rec. yards. Since 2019, ranks 4th in NFL with 142 receptions. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 5 receptions last week. Had 386 receptions for 4,752 rec. yards & 51 TDs in 5 seasons (2010-14) with NO. WR DARNELL MOONEY ranks 4th among NFC rookie WRs with 236 rec. yards. LB KHALIL MACK had sack & FF last week. Since 2014, is 1 of 2 (CHANDLER JONES) with 65+ sacks (67) & 20+ FFs (21). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with 7+ tackles. Has 6 sacks, FF & FR in his past 6 at home. LB ROBERT QUINN had 2nd FF of season last week. Since 2013, leads NFL with 25 FFs. Had 2 sacks in his last game vs. NO (9/29/19 w/ Dal.). Has 7 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in 5 career games vs. NO. DT AKIEM HICKS had sack in only career game vs. NO (10/29/17). S EDDIE JACKSON had 3rd-career FR-TD last week. Has 6 defensive TDs since 2017, most in NFL.

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