LAKE FOREST, Ill. Zapatillas Nike Shox Nz Mujer . - This sure looked like a potential showdown between NFC heavyweights, a made-for-prime-time matchup, when the schedule came out.That idea vanished weeks ago.Instead, two disappointing teams will be on display when the New Orleans Saints visit the Chicago Bears on Monday night.Both are 5-8, certainly not what they anticipated when the season began.At least the Saints still have a shot at the playoffs.Arent they on top of their division right now? And whats their record? Bears defensive end Willie Young said. Holy cow. Thats love right there, man. They got it made.If Young was a tad envious, thats understandable. After all, the Bears are officially out of playoff contention for the seventh time in eight years.But if it makes Young feel any better, New Orleans was not exactly planning any celebrations — not after that wipeout against Carolina last week.The Saints got pounded 41-10 at home, their fourth loss in five games and their worst beating of the season. They can forget about the wild card, but theyre still in the playoff hunt, tied with Atlanta for the NFC South lead, with the Falcons visiting next week.Its obvious that as a unit were not playing like we need to, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro said. If everybodys buying in we wouldnt have lost a game.The Bears, meanwhile, have dropped two straight and will be without Brandon Marshall for the rest of the season. They placed the five-time Pro Bowl receiver on injured reserve after he broke two ribs and suffered a lung injury last week against Dallas.Here are some things to look for in this game:GETTING AWAY: Maybe going on the road isnt such a bad thing for the Saints.Theyve dropped four straight at home, also losing to San Francisco, Cincinnati and Baltimore. On the road, theyve fared better of late with two straight wins. They won at Carolina on Oct. 30 and at Pittsburgh two weeks ago.You would never think we would lose four straight in the Superdome, centre Jonathan Goodwin said. I havent given up hope on playing at home.BOUNCE BACK?: Despite a rough outing against the Panthers, Brees still leads the league in completion percentage (69.3) and ranks third in yards passing ( 3,983).He had a difficult time last week, though. He had his lowest completion percentage this season (59.2), going 29 of 49 for 235 yards with a touchdown and interception.RUN DOWN: The Saints could not stop the run last week. Who knows if theyll have to worry about it this week?New Orleans gave up a season-high 271 yards rushing and 497 of total offence against Carolina, with Jonathan Stewart running for 155 and Cam Newton 83.It will be facing one of the leagues top running backs in Matt Forte. But the Bears have a total of 23 rushes for 48 yards the past two games even though they keep talking about being more balanced on offence.RUNNING AGAIN: New Orleans Khiry Robinson returned to the active roster last week after missing six games with a forearm injury. He did not get any rushing attempts because the Saints fell into an early 17-0 hole. He had 330 yards and averaged 5.2 per carry in the first six games before getting injured.TOP TIGHT ENDS: On the one hand, Chicagos Martellus Bennett avoids comparisons to other top tight ends. On the other, he does see himself competing with them.Two of the leagues leading tight ends will be on display in Bennett and the Saints Jimmy Graham.Some guys are like the No. 1 receiver on their team, Bennett said. I try not to compare, but I do compete to a certain extent with each guy thats a tight end, because you want to be the top tight end in the league. Theres a competition, solid competition, that they dont really know about. But I watch Gronk (New Englands Rob Gronkowski). I watch Graham. I watch Delanie Walker down in Tennessee — all those guys. Im constantly competing with those guys, but its not like a comparison because each game is different. The game plan for each game is different. What their offence is doing is different from us, but I do compete with them.Bennett leads NFL tight ends with 77 receptions — a franchise record for his position — and is third with 821 yards. Graham is fourth among tight ends in catches (68) and fifth in yards (695).___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Nike Vapormax Hombre .The Toronto Raptors guard, who will represent the Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game in New Orleans on Sunday, says he doesnt complain in the face of adversity "because I know this little girl is just happy for anything. Nike Pegasus 34 Comprar .K. Subban has picked the right time of the year to go on an offensive tear. http://www.siyaguna.com/nike-air-vapormax/nike-vapormax-cdg.html . Mako Vunipola was promoted from the reserves, with Matt Mullan called up to the bench on Thursday. "It is important that Joe is with his partner at this exciting time," England coach Stuart Lancaster said.IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with Henry Melton, the third defensive lineman to join them in free agency since the release of franchise sacks leader DeMarcus Ware. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that the team was working on final details of the contract Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an agreement had not been announced. Melton missed most of last season with Chicago after tearing a ligament in his left knee against Pittsburgh on Sept. 22. He will be reunited with former Bears defensive co-ordinator Rod Marinelli, who now has the same title in Dallas. The fifth-year player was a high school running back in the Dallas area before becoming a defensive tackle with the Texas Longhorns. The 27-year-old Melton has 15 1/2 sacks and 63 tackles in 48 career games, including 32 starts. The Bears drafted him in the fifth round in 2009, and he missed his rookie season with an ankle injury. Melton was arrested in December in Grapevine, where he went to high school, on charges of assault and public intoxication after police say he refused to leave a bar and fought with employees. Comprar Nike Air Vapormax. Police say Melton was accused of punching the bar manager in the face and biting his arm. Meltons agent, Jordan Woy, said at the time that his client didnt start the altercation. The Cowboys released Ware, their star defensive end, just as free agency opened. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher signed with Washington after leading the Cowboys with 11 sacks last season. A day after Wares release, the Cowboys signed defensive end Jeremy Mincey and defensive tackle Terrell McClain. Mincey is the teams current career leader with 20 sacks, now followed by Melton. Next on this list with 10 is George Selvie, who wasnt even on the Dallas roster when training camp started last season and ended up second to Hatcher with seven sacks on an injury plagued unit. Marinelli came to Dallas a year ago as defensive line coach with then-defensive co-ordinator Monte Kiffin after Lovie Smith was fired in Chicago. He was promoted when Kiffin was reassigned after the Cowboys gave up the most yards in franchise history and finished last in the NFL in total defence. ' ' '