The Chicago Bears faceoff against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field this Sunday. This game is one of the most anticipated games of the season as the Bears are looking for a win after their loss in London to the Oakland Raiders and begins the toughest part of their schedule . Meanwhile, the Saints come into this game at 5-1 with Teddy Bridgewater leading their offense, who has filled in since Drew Brees went down with a thumb injury in Week 2 versus the Rams. This is a must-win for the Bears as they come out of the bye. Here are the five players who can make an impact at Soldier Field this Sunday vs Saints.

  1. Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller was slated to be Trubisky’s top target this season after Allen Robinson. Last year, he was phenomenal in leading the Bears in touchdown receptions with seven. This year, his performance has fallen off. There have been whispers of not knowing the playbook well enough to be trusted. He had been wearing a shoulder brace as a result of his separated shoulder he suffered last season, but Miller said it “contributed to him dropping the pass against the Raiders.” so he took it off mid-game.  Free from the “restrictions” of the brace, Miller is expected to be a prime target in this game and looks to be a difference maker on Sunday. On top of all this, PJ Williams, the Saints slot corner, looks doubtful to play Sunday.

  1. Bilal Nichols
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Nichols is coming back from a broken hand provides a much needed boost to the defensive line. His return allows Roy Robertson Harris to slide in at the nose tackle spot in placed of the injured Akiem Hicks. Nichols will start at defensive end but will rotate along the line as needed. Nichols plans to play with a club on his arm which will limit his effectiveness to engage and disengage with offensive linemen. He  was poised for a breakout season before his injury, but still can make a difference along the defensive line. His return against the Saints should provide the Bears a spark on defense.

  1. Roquan Smith

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Smith did not have a good game against the Raiders in London. He looked lost at times and whiffed on several tackles he has competently made in the past. The hope is he has used these last two weeks to get back on track and regain the focus he needs to be the defensive signal caller. He will be relied upon heavily to help stop the run with Hicks not playing. Similar to the Vikings game, he will have to provide more run support to clog up that middle part of the defensive line. With Alvin Kamara looking doubtful to play due to a sprained ankle, expect a more straightforward rushing attack with Latavius Murray.

  1. Rashaad Coward

This is the move that everyone on-line, in the Twitterverse, with a podcast or radio show has been waiting to happen. The Bears have sent Kyle Long to IR listed Coward as their starting right guard on the depth chart. An undrafted defensive lineman, Coward stepped in during the Vikings game and was effective in the running and passing game. As a developmental player the Bears have groomed, Coward will look to validate the faith of the Bears brain trust and their vision for him on the offensive line.

  1. Allen Robinson 

There is not much to say about Allen Robinson other than he catches everything that you thrown his way. Robinson will always a Top 5 player to watch because of his timely play making ability. In addition his sure handedness will help maintain the much needed rhythm the Bears have been lacking on offense. Robinson will most likely be shadowed by Marshon Lattimore. It will be a tough matchup, but there will be some balls thrown his way and as he has demonstrated this season, he should be able to make plays for the offense.

Overall, the Chicago Bears have a good opportunity to beat New Orleans on Sunday. No Drew Brees and a doubful Alvin Kamara help offset the loss of Akiem Hicks. If the Bears come out angry with the same ferocity and aggression they displayed in the Vikings game on defense and maintain well-balanced on offense with Mitch Trubisky’s, who is trending upward, and Coward replacing Kyle Long on the offensive line, this can and will be a fun game to watch for Bears fans.