As the Bears welcome the undefeated Saints to Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, the two teams have much more in common that you would think.
To suggest that the reason the Bears drafted Kyle Long with the 20th pick of the 2013 first-round was as an answer to Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is a bit of hyperbole.
Pressbox stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers game credited Nate Collins, Shea McClellin and Corey Wootton with the only quarterback hits by defensive linemen on Ben Roethlisberger.
Not all of the improvement and change in the 2013 Bears offense trace to coach Marc Trestman, assistants Aaron Kromer and Matt Cavanaugh, and their upgrade over Mike Tice and Jeremy Bates.
Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers are somewhere they haven’t ever been either together or separately.