Two of the better offensive teams meet this Sunday in the NFL when the New Orleans Saints visit the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in the Windy City.
Drew Brees and his unbeaten Saints will take on Jay Cutler and his Bears in a game that could be dictated by possible foul weather.
New Orleans is 4-0 SU this season and holds a two game lead over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South. Even though Brees has been his normal self, throwing multiple touchdown passes in each game, the Saints have been helped by a much-improved defense and the return of head coach Sean Payton to the sideline.
Chicago looks to rebound after suffering their only loss thus far in the season under Marc Trestman their new head coach.
At this point, the line is a pick ‘em with the point total on 48.5. The line has moved all week long, with some having the Saints -1 and other books such as Bovada or topbet had it at a pick ‘em. The opening point total was 47, but the OVER has all the action thus far on sportsbook.com and betonline pushing it up to the current 48.5.
In their careers, Brees is 100-80-3 ATS, while Cutler is 39-75-2 ATS.
The teams last played head to head in 2011 with New Orleans winning at home 30-13. Chicago at home is just 1-5-1 over its last seven games.
This will be the Saints second road game, but their toughest, as they have only played Tampa Bay on the road prior to this game.
Brees has played spectacularly this far, but if weather is a factor and his passing game is affected, the Saints have very little in the way of a running attack.
Defensively the Saints are much improved with a No. 5 ranking in the NFL against the pass.
Chicago saw its defense shredded last week against Detroit. The Bears defense is No. 23 against the pass. Through four games, they only have six sacks, which is the third fewest in football.
Offensively, Cutler had three interceptions versus Detroit. Matt Forte has a 4.6-yard average and should be able to find space against the defensive line of New Orleans.
The weather is expected to be rainy and windy and could affect the offenses.
The Saints are back, even though their defense remains suspect to the run. Chicago does not have a defense that can contain Brees’ passing game.
Pick: Saints 35-21