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Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) calls a play against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

2. New Orleans Saints (5-0):

Last Week’s Rankings: 3

Another week, and another very impressive all around performance from the New Orleans Saints, this time against a very game Chicago Bears team. Drew Brees continued his torrid start to the season, totalling almost 300 yards passing and two touchdowns to his running back Pierre Thomas. Jimmy Graham continued on his way to having the single greatest season for a tight end, bringing in 10 catches and 135 yards, putting him at 37 catches for nearly 600 yards and six touchdowns on the season. The defense did a great job of limiting the Bears two star weapons, Matt Forte to just 55 total rushing yards, and Brandon Marshall to only four catches and 40 yards. Also made life tough on Jay Cutler, wrapping him up for three sacks and also recovered a fumble as well. I know I say this every week, but the Saints have a problem with their running game. 28 carries for 66 yards just won’t cut it when games get closer, and the playoffs draw nearer. Someone in that stable of running backs will have to step their games up and become the number one back that this team desperately needs. Balance is the key, and the Saints don’t have much of any offensive balance right now.

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  • Mark Bustamante

    The Beard was one of the great pick ups done by Doraey and company