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2019 opponent profile: Chicago Bears

Saints travel to the Windy City for a matchup with an NFC North foe

Opponent – Chicago Bears
Coach – Matt Nagy
Quarterback – Mitchell Trubisky
2018 record – 12-4, first in NFC North
Most recent matchup: Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017: Saints 20, Bears 12* 2019 game:* Sunday, Oct. 20 – Week 7 at noon on CBS
Stadium – Soldier Field
Bears-Saints series record: Tied 15-15-0

Bears' 2018 season recap:

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky showed progress in his first full season as an NFL starter, leading the Bears to a 12-4 record and their first NFC North title since 2010. Under first-year coach Matt Nagy, the Bears won five divisional games, something they had not done in eight seasons. Trubisky was named to the Pro Bowl after completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while making 14 starts. He also rushed for 421 yards and three touchdowns on 68 carries. Prior to the start of the regular season, the Bears traded away two first round picks, along with a collection of other selections, in exchange for Khalil Mack, one of the premier pass rushing talents in the league. Chicago would go on to produce four Pro-Bowlers on defense, its most since 2012. Eddie Jackson and Kyle Fuller anchored a secondary that ended up leading the league in interceptions. Mack and the rest of the front would propel the Bears to third in sacks and first in rush defense in league rankings.

Notable additions:

  • Running back – Mike Davis
  • Cornerback – Buster Skrine
  • Wide receiver – Cordarrelle Patterson

Notable losses:

  • Running back – Jordan Howard
  • Safety – Adrian Amos
  • Cornerback – Bryce Callahan

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