New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees Sparks Saints over Bears
The New Orleans Saints want to go on one last Super Bowl run with Drew Brees at the helm. This could potentially be it for him. Brees sparked New Orleans and he was one of the reasons why the Saints took down the Chicago Bears by a final score of 21-9.
Drew Brees completed 28-of-39 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for two yards on three carries.
Brees is the heartbeat and the heart and soul of the New Orleans Saints. He is looking to potentially win one more Super Bowl Title before he retires.
Drew Brees was glad to have Michael Thomas in this football game. He caught five passes for 73 yards receiving and a touchdown. If Thomas was fully healthy this season, he would have been a Pro Bowler once again. Michael Thomas is also one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.
Deonte Harris caught seven passes for 83 yards receiving. He was very fast. Harris is becoming a speedster and a reliable weapon for the New Orleans Saints in a hurry.
One of the reasons why Drew Brees was so successful is because he had Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray back in the backfield. They both missed the last game of the regular season on the road against the Carolina Panthers (5-11) due to being on the coronavirus list.
Kamara rushed for 99 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 17 yards receiving and a touchdown. Alvin Kamara is one of the best running backs in the entire NFL. He is one of the reasons why Drew Brees is so effective.
Murray only rushed for nine yards on four carries. He also caught two passes for 11 yards receiving and a touchdown. Latavius Murray is a very good complementary running back for Alvin Kamara.
Taysom Hill was also a good complimentary piece for Drew Brees. Hill rushed for 15 yards on four carries. He also caught two passes for five yards receiving.
The defense played very well, and they gave up a 19-yard touchdown reception by Jimmy Graham from Mitchell Trubisky as time expired, but it didn’t matter.
What mattered is when they had a 7-0 lead and Javon Wims dropped a big touchdown reception that would have tied the game. However, the New Orleans Saints defense was outstanding otherwise.
The Chicago Bears (8-9) season concludes. Chicago will have many things to address this offseason. Will Mitchell Trubisky still be the team’s quarterback? It remains to be seen. He is not as good as Drew Brees though.
The New Orleans Saints (13-4) will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) next Sunday. This will be the third time this season that it is Tom Brady vs Drew Brees and Brees beat Brady twice during the regular season.
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