Despite a 35 to 16 loss against the Packers this past Sunday, the Bears are in the playoffs thanks to an Arizona Cardinals loss.
They’ll face the New Orleans Saints in a wild card matchup this weekend, a team they lost to in overtime by just a field goal earlier this season.
Former Chicago Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams shares his take on what the Bears need to do to beat the Saints.
1. Defensively, the Bears to need to be the team that we’ve thought they had the potential to be this season: a unit that can sack and put pressure on the quarterback and force turnovers. Last week, they had at least three chances to take the ball away from the Packers and they didn’t.
2. Offensively, the first drive against the Packers last week is what they need to help get a win. It was a 14 play, 60-yard drive that ate up 7 minutes and 29 seconds. The Bears need to win the time of position battle and score touchdowns, not field goals.
3. The Bears will need a big play from the special teams unit, like returning a kickoff or a punt for a touchdown. They don’t just need a good return, they need to put points on the score board. Or how about a blocked punt or a field goal that they can scoop and get the ball into the end zone?