Chicago Bears: How Nagy, Foles can shock Brees and the Saints

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The Chicago Bears face a daunting task in Week 7, but Matt Nagy could come out with a surprising victory.

Let’s get straight to the details. The Chicago Bears are 5-2. That’s all we’ve heard this week from head coach Matt Nagy and his team. Monday night, they were embarrassed by the Los Angeles Rams on national television.

But, their record still stands at an impressive 5-2. Regardless of how those wins have come or what the in-depth analysis shows, a win is a win. That’s how Nagy and the team are trying to look at it.

Despite the record, Chicago has plenty of issues. The offensive line is banged up, and wasn’t playing all too well before they lost a second starter last week. Having to go the rest of the season without guard James Daniels, the team will now play Sunday without starting center Cody Whitehair. David Montgomery has had zero running room and Nick Foles has had almost no time to get the ball out.

Still, they are 5-2. They also face a New Orleans Saints team missing a plethora of players, particularly on offense. Drew Brees will be missing his best offensive pass-catcher in Michael Thomas, along with fellow wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Marquez Callaway.

At this stage, and especially in such a different, ever-changing season, the Bears will take every advantage they can get. They are a team that will undoubtedly be criticized no matter how they win games, so they may as well embrace the advantages.

Other than seeing a less-than-healthy Saints receiving corps, the Bears can make things easier on themselves by doing three things if they are to take out New Orleans on Sunday — and it starts at the top.