While the Saints and Bears may be armed with offensive weapons, both teams have struggled mightily to win games in 2014. Despite that and a 5-8 record, the Saints are still alive in the NFC playoff race.
Everybody's marching on the Saints this season. Here's why.
The Saints, behind Drew Brees and a sweet passing attack, go into Seattle and get tough with the rugged Seahawks. Bad move, and New Orleans suffers the season-ending consequence.
Percy Harvin took two big hits upon his return to the Seahawks lineup, the second led to a concussion.
Seahawks WR Percy Harvin's return didn't even last one series after an illegal hit from Saints S Rafael Bush
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will try to play Sunday, even though he's reportedly suffering from a plantar fascia injury.
Dwight Freeney is gone, but Indy still has an elite pass rusher. Robert Mathis is having a monster season, and he might be a thorn in Peyton Manning's side Sunday night.
Even in a year when he probably will break the NFL record for net punting, the Saints' Thomas Morstead did not take a Pro Bowl invitation for granted. With only one punter getting that honor from each conference, he knew the road was difficult, making him feel even better when he learned Wednesday he would represent the NFC.
The Saints likely will be eliminated from playoff consideration at some point Sunday regardless of the outcome, but a win over the Cowboys would be more meaningful than last week's 41-0 trouncing of moribund Tampa Bay.
Saints safety Rafael Bush, who was undrafted out of South Carolina State in 2010, earned his NFL chops on special teams, and now he's making a big impact on defense.

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