WATCH: Paulson Adebo bags his second interception in two games

Whew. Paulson Adebo is playing at a very high level right now — and he built on his team lead with another interception on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, his second takeaway in as many games.

The New Orleans Saints cornerback correctly read Bears quarterback Tyson Bagent’s intentions while dropping back in a Cover-2 defense; when the ball funneled his way, Adebo jumped the receiver’s route to pluck it out of the air. Bagent was looking for his tight end Cole Kmet, who caught a touchdown pass on the opening drive with Tyrann Mathieu in coverage, but Adebo made a play this time.

Adebo now leads the Saints with three interceptions on the year, putting him inside the top-10 among defenders leaguewide. Coverage penalties were a problem for Adebo earlier in the season but, to his credit, he’s cleaned things up and is now playing like the Saints’ best defensive back. He’s also forced and recovered a fumble this season. They’ll need more big plays from Adebo to get back to a winning record.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire