1:00 PM Giants at Chicago
lose to the Bears 19-14
looked good at the start when Chicago 'gifted' the Giants the ball at the 40-yard
line. Their opening kickoff went out of bounds, and Daniel Jones' first pass to
Darius Slayton was good for 13 yards and a first down. Saquon Barkley lost 5 yards
on his first carry, but got that yardage back on his second. The third down play
didn't work, and Jones was lucky, as his pass to Golden Tate was almost intercepted.
Riley Dixon's punt had the Bears starting at their own 8-yard line, and the
Giants defense got them off the field in three plays. I was surprised to see Tate
out there for the kickoff return as he and Sterling Shepard haven't been available
together for many games. Sure enough, he looked banged up on the play. The Giants
got close to midfield, and when Saquon Barkley dropped a short third down pass,
Mitchell Trubisky got his team all the way down to the Giants
14-yard line when Alec Ogletree intercepted his pass in the endzone for a touchback.
Barkley had one nice 13 yard run, but before you knew it, the first quarter was
over and the Giants had to punt. The defense allowed Trubisky a 13-yard scramble
for a first down, but they were lucky when his 60-yard pass completion was called
back because of a penalty on Chicago.
Sterling Shepard started the next drive
off with 22 yard run, and Jones finished it with a 3 yard touchdown pass to Kaden
Smith to put the Giants up 7-0. The defense was bringing it now, and a Markus
Golden sack on Trubisky had Chicago three-and-out. The Giants blew an opportunity
to score again as the ball was poorly snapped, leading to Aldrick Rosas missing
on a 42-yard field goal attempt that was wide right.
Chicago went three-and-out
again, and soon Rosas had another chance, this time from the 43-yard line. This
one went wide left. That's when the
Giants let Chicago open the door right at the end of the first half. The Bears
marched down the field and kicked a 26-yard field goal to make it a 7-3 game.
drive must have really sparked Chicago, as the third quarter was a complete disaster
for the Giants. They actually lost yardage on three drives, while the Bears scored
all three times on theirs. A touchdown, a field goal and another touchdown gave
Chicago a 19-7 lead.
Julian Love did his best to get the Giants back in the
game. Love intercepted a pass at the Giants 20-yard line on the first play of
the fourth quarter, and he ran it back 30 yards to midfield.
The Giants went
for it on 4th-and-4 at the Chicago 44 yard line, but a 1 yard completion to Shepard
didn't do it. The Giants' defense held, and then by the time Jones connected with
Tate for a 23-yard touchdown to make it 19-14, there was only 4:10 left. Pat Shurmur
used all three time outs on the Bears next drive, and they caught him by surprise
on fourth down. Chicago looked to be going for it on a 4th-and-2 at their own
33-yard line before running off their offense and subbing in their punting team.
The Giants quickly made some substitutions, but it didn't work out well. The Bears
downed the ball at the Giants 6-yard line.
With no time outs left, the Giants
converted on one fourth down play with a nice 17 yard catch by Slayton, but they
were stopped on the next fourth down attempt. That was it, as the Bears ran the
clock to finish off the game with a 19-14 win. I really hope the Giants can win
some games before the season ends, but things start off with Green Bay coming
to MetLife Stadium next week."
thought the Giants would play much better coming off their bye week..."
| First Quarter
| Second Quarter
Kaden Smith 3 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 6
plays, 42 yards, 3:24
- FIELD GOAL
Eddy Pineiro 26 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yards, 1:47
| Third Quarter
Allen Robinson II 32 Yd pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Eddy Pineiro Kick)
info: 5 plays, 60 yards, 2:48
- FIELD GOAL
Eddy Pineiro 24 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 88 yards, 2:38
Mitchell Trubisky 2 Yd Run
Drive info: 3 plays, 3 yards, 1:35
| Fourth Quarter
Golden Tate 23 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
11 plays, 97 yards, 4:55
Giants converted on just one of their
12 third-down opportunities, their fewest this year.
Aldrick Rosas is their first kicker to miss two field goal attempts in a game
Giants, with 7 consecutive
losses, are on their longest losing streak since 2014.Giants
have not won a game in October or November for the first time in their history.
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