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SEPT 20, 1:00 PM Giants at Bears
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Giants lose to Chicago 17-13

" I was glad when I heard that Golden Tate was available for this game. That meant that Daniel Jones would have all his key options, running back Saquon Barkley, wide receivers Tate, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton, and tight end Evan Engram all available to get this offense going. It didn't last for very long. By the end of the half, Barkley and Shepard were gone, and the Giants had put zero points up on the board even with their efforts.
Meanwhile, the Bears got off to a great start scoring a touchdown on their opening possession. Jones was sacked on the Giants third play of his first drive, and he fumbled the ball over to the Bears on the Giants 20-yard line. Four plays later, a field goal had the Bears up 10-0. The Giants went 3-and-out on their next series, and it was the one after that when Barkley was hurt on a six yard run, grabbing his knee after he went down.
To make matters worse, a few plays later, Jones was intercepted. The defense held, but on the Bears next possession, they scored another touchdown. Shepard was hurt on the Giants next drive which ended at the half, with them missing on a long 57 yard field goal that left
the Bears up 17-0.
The way things were going, and with Barkley and Shepard out, I wasn't expecting much from the Giants after that, but the defense intercepted Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, which led to a Giants field goal. Then the Giants scored a touchdown with running back Dion Lewis carrying the ball into the endzone on a fourth down play.
The Giants were working on a comeback, and to add to my excitement, they intercepted Trubisky for a second time. The Giants scored a field goal after that, and now the Bears still had the lead, but it was cut to 17-13. There was half the fourth quarter left to play, but the Bears chewed up over five minutes before missing on a 50 yard field goal on their next drive.
Now the Giants had 2:02 on the clock and no timeouts to go 60 yards to win this game. They kept my heart pounding after making two fourth down plays, and got down to the Bears 10-yard line with 4 seconds left. A pass to Golden Tate was incomplete and suddenly that was it. The Giants came real close, but just couldn't pull it off. Maybe if Barkley and Shepard were still in the game, the outcome would have been different. I can't help wondering how things will turn out for both players, and how the Giants will adjust if things are as bad as they looked."

"The Chicago Bears didn't deserve to win in their first game, and they deserved to lose this one with the Giants. Considering that Saquon Barkley was out early, and soon after, Sterling Shepard, when they held a 17-0 lead, all the Bears did was let the Giants score points from then on. Unfortunately, the Giants didn't score the winning touchdown with 4 seconds left from the Chicago 6-yard line.
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looked good when he engineered a 2 touchdown comeback win in his game last week in Detroit, and he continued playing with a hot hand in the first two quarters of this game. By the end of the half, Trubisky had completed 13 of 18 for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns, despite taking 3 sacks from the Giants defense.
In the second half, the Giants sacked Trubisky only one more time, but effectively limited him to 5 completions on 10 passes for 31 yards, and intercepted him twice. The Giants defense stepped up and gave their offensive unit all they could to help turn things around. They almost completed that task even working short handed without Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard.
You could say this game was a good test of Joe Judge's coaching ability and to see what he's able to get from his players. There were some bright spots last week on Monday night against the Steelers and more here today. The Giants hung in with two teams that had clear advantages over them. We'll have to see how the injuries work out, but it never looks good to see your starting running back riding a cart back to the locker room. Next Sunday the Giants face off with San Francisco at MetLife Stadium. That will be another tough test for them."

First Quarter

Play: David Montgomery 28 Yd pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 82 yards, 7:35
Chicago 7-0

Play: Cairo Santos 34 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:36
Chicago 10-0

Second Quarter

Play: Darnell Mooney 15 Yd pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:15
Chicago 17-0

Third Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 39 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:31
Chicago 17-3

Fourth Quarter

Play: Dion Lewis 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 95 yards, 4:39
Chicago 17-10
Play: Graham Gano 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 47 yards, 4:31
Chicago 17-13


Daniel Jones failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time in his 14 career starts.

Barkley did not catch a pass, ending at 30 his Giants-record streak for the most consecutive games with a reception by a running back to start a career in a Giants uniform.

The Giants were scoreless at halftime, down 17-0. It was the first time they did not score a first-half point since Dec. 16, 2018, trailing Tennessee, 7-0.
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