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Jan 2, 1:00 PM Giants at Bears
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Giants lose to the Bears 29-3

"This game was a worse disaster than I thought it would be. The Giants had the ball to start things off, and within 18 seconds, Chicago had a touchdown and were leading 7-0. That came about because Mike Glennon was sacked on the first play of the game, and his fumble was recovered by Chicago, and run back into the endzone for a touchdown.
I couldn't believe that
Glennon went back to the bench and started looking at his tablet. There wasn't much to review after one play, that wasn't being flashed on the big screen. Anyway, since Chicago had just scored, Glennon was immediately back on the field. This drive started with four running plays before Glennon attempted a pass, which was intercepted.
After Chicago scored another touchdown, the Giants ran a few more running plays before Glennon dropped back to try another pass. Glennon was sacked for a nine yard loss, and the Giants had to punt. Up to the end of the half, it was all running plays except for one, where Glennon's single completion went just four yards, on a third down, where they needed seven to convert. Oh, and by the way, the Giants took a safety along the way to go with a Chicago field goal, so the score was 22-3.
You can call yourself a true, die-hard dedicated Giants fan, if you decided to watch the second half of this game. If you did, you were rewarded with the Giants defense allowing just one Chicago hard fought touchdown, and coming up with two interceptions. Meanwhile the offense had one drive that went 36 yards, and the rest no more than 20.
They were mostly three-and-out with the exception of one lost fumble, and one interception. After watching all this, I really feel bad for myself and all the other Giants fans, that the NFL decided this year to expand to having 17 games. It means today wasn't the end, and because I can't help myself, I'll be watching another Giants game next week."

"Originally it was thought that quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm would both play, but Glennon was in for the whole game, and he completed only 4 of 11 passes for 24 yards. If you subtract the yardage Glennon lost taking sacks (which they do), the Giants passing game today was a minus 10 yards. Glennon threw 2 interceptions, took 4 sacks, fumbling the ball away on one which was returned for a Chicago touchdown.
It was not a performance you'd want anyone to see on your 'backup quarterback' resume. Fromm didn't make an appearance, and he was probably better off for it. If his family was there they were probably rooting for him to stay on the bench. Unfortunately, from what we've seen today, Fromm will likely be shoved in there as the starter next week.
Fromm might have more to work with. Today the offensive line was missing starting center Billy Price, and Nate Solder just activated off the COVID list, was questionable going into this game. Also because of injuries, the available receivers were Kenny Golladay and three players signed off the practice squad.
Overall, the lack of offense put the defensive unit in poor field positions. The Giants early drives had them on the field backed up at their own 2, and 24 yard lines. In the second half, they stopped the Bears twice starting from five or six yards from midfield, and once from the Giants 15-yard line. They gave up only 7 points during that stretch and came up with 2 interceptions.
The Giants ran the ball as much as they could, because that was all that was working. So
Saquon Barkley had 21 carries for 102 yards, and Devontae Booker gained 46 yards on 18 carries. Booker was the 'leading receiver' on the team, with two receptions that totaled zero yards. The first came on a flip from Glennon trying to avoid a sack. Booker took the hit that lost yardage. Evan Engram and David Sills each had 1 catch for 12 yards, and those four catches totaling 24 yards, were it for the Giants today. It will be interesting to see what game plan the Giants come up with for their game next Sunday at MetLife against Washington."

First Quarter

Play: David Montgomery 2 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 1 play, 2 yards, 0:03
Bears 7-0
Play: Darnell Mooney 4 Yd pass from Andy Dalton (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 24 yards, 3:39
Bears 14-0

Second Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 38 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 35 yards, 6:02
Bears 14-3
Play: Cairo Santos 21 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 14 plays, 69 yards, 6:44
Bears 17-3
Play: Angelo Blackson Safety
Drive info: 2 plays, -5 yards, 0:09
Bears 19-3
Play: Cairo Santos 44 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 39 yards, 0:52
Bears 22-3

Third Quarter

Play: David Montgomery 2 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:30
Bears 29-3

Fourth Quarter



Giants scored their lowest points of the season.

Giants threw only 11 passes, their fewest since 1992.

Giants finished minus 10 net yards passing, their worst in franchise history.

Giants have been outscored 76-0 in the last two minutes of the first half this season.
Next Game:
Jan 9 Washington at Giants
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