This is exactly what Chicago did not want to do today against the New Orleans Saints.
Their pass protection is just absolutely terrifying and New Orleans is making them pay. The defense started off pretty good through most of the first half but as soon as Brees got comfortable, the pig skin started to stretch across 20+ yards. I don’t know what’s going on in the locker room right now, but either Cutler or Trestman need to get in the ear of the offensive line and let them know it’s time to show up and play football.
Right now the absence of Brian Urlacher is hurting this Chicago Bears defense. If Urlacher was still on this team, he would have stopped that pass over the middle that allowed Graham to pick up nearly 30 yards. Pierre Thomas is having an excellent day, having two receiving touchdowns which happen to be his first scores of the season. Of course Graham is over 100 yards already on the day and the second half is about to start.
Chicago needs to tighten up their coverage and try to avoid that cover two because it’s not doing anything but giving up chunks of yardage. They showed a little sign of life near the end of the second quarter with a drive that featured Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte picking up some receptions. Forte carried about three or four defenders after being hit two yards short of the marker but carried them for an extra seven yards. So far that’s their only top play of the day.
The second half is just about to start, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will receive the ball as they lead the Chicago Bears 20-7.