Jan 10

NFC North

5 things to watch in the Bears-Saints playoff game, including another shot for Mitch Trubisky and Cairo Santos defying past kicking problems

The Chicago Bears will try for their first playoff victory in 10 years when they face the New Orleans Saints in the wild-card round Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The seventh-seeded Bears are in the playoffs for the second time in three years under coach Matt Nagy, while the Saints, the NFC’s No. 2 seed, are in the playoffs for the fourth straight season under coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees. As kickoff approaches, here’s a snapshot look at the game. ——— — Pressing question Can Mitch Trubisky rise to the moment in potentially his last game as Bears quarterback? The circumstanc…