The Minnesota Vikings were the last team in the NFC North to notch their first win, besting the Pittsburgh Steelers across the pond in London last week. This week, the Vikings have their bye, as is customary for teams having just played in London.
That leaves two matchups throughout the division to look at. The 3-1 Detroit Lions bring their 22-game losing streak at Lambeau Field to town to face the Green Bay Packers. The Chicago Bears play host to the undefeated New Orleans Saints. Let’s take a look at each.
New Orleans Saints (4-0) at Chicago Bears (3-1)
Something’s gotta give this week, as the Saints bring their perfect record and a three-game losing streak at Soldier Field to Chicago. Saints quarterback Drew Brees has started out hot with over 1,400 passing yards and 10 touchdowns to just four interceptions. At Soldier Field, however, Brees is completing just over 50% of his passes and has seven touchdown passes to six interceptions.
While the players change every year, the Bears surely know that Brees has had his struggles in their house. Chicago will look to bring pressure and disrupt the timing and rhythm of the Saints passing attack. Brees has been sacked 12 times this season. Under pressure, the Bears will look to continue their ball-hawking ways in the secondary and hope to force a bad throw or two into a valuable turnover against New Orleans’ high-octane offense.