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Oct 10, 8:25pm - Giants at Bears
Game 6
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Giants lose to the Bears 27-21.
Eli Manning was 14 of 26 for 239 yards with 1 TD and 3 INTs.
Brandon Jacobs rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries and 2 TDs and had 1 catch for 8 yards.
Da'Rel Scott rushed for 17 yards on 4 carries and had 1 catch for 4 yards.
Rueben Randle caught 3 passes for 75 yards and 1 TD.

Hakeem Nicks caught 4 passes for 70 yards.
Victor Cruz caught 4 passes for 68 yards.
Bear Pascoe caught 1 pass for 14 yards.

Game Notes:
"Where to start? The Giants were mostly keeping step with the Bears and had opportunities to move ahead, but they just couldn't do it. I think the offensive line looks like they've progressed a bit from last week. Eli Manning was sacked only once, same as then, but looked more comfortable out there. Also they were able to get a running game going for the first time this year using Brandon Jacobs who ran for over a hundred yards.
The offense was moving the ball, making 3rd down plays and continuing drives and had the score tied 14-14 in the second quarter. Then the Bears put a drive together for a touchdown, unfortunately that was followed by the Giants going three and out. It gave the Bears time for one more shot before halftime and they added a field goal to make it 24-14.
The defense could have done a better job with the pass rush and coverage. They barely laid a finger on Jay Cutler and he had time to hit his top receiver Brandon Marshall over and over. It also hurt every time I saw Cutler complete a pass to our old friend Martellus Bennett. Both those guys completed nearly every pass thrown their way, and running back Matt Forte caught all six of his. Cutler completed 21 of his total 24 passes to them. The Giants managed to close the gap near the end and gave me some hope, but once again it wasn't enough."

Game Notes:
"The Giants put forth a good effort, made some mistakes, and as usual mistakes lead to losses. The Bears didn't exactly blow the Giants away in this game, and the Giants even got past another early interception by Eli Manning (his first one) without losing any points. They weren't as lucky with his second one. Manning and Rueben Randle weren't on the same page and this interception was returned 48 yards for a touchdown. At that point Manning had two possessions and he had thrown two interceptions.
Despite the early mistakes, i
t got down to the fourth quarter with the Giants trailing 27-21. There was little more than five minutes left and the Giants had the ball at their own 11 yard line. The stage was set for Eli Manning to pull off a game winning drive like he used to do in his 'elite' days. They moved the ball, got a first down on the Chicago 36, and Brandon Jacobs gained 1 yard. Manning then threw a pass that was a bit high and it was intercepted when it bounced off the fingertips of tight end Brandon Myers.
With less than 2 minutes to play the Bears needed only one first down to make sure the Giants never got the ball back and they did that. That last drive was one the Giants really needed to complete. It was the one they needed to feel they could do it again like they used to, and maybe would have given them their first win of the season and offer some hope. Right now with ten days off before they play again in a home game against Minnesota, they have none."
Final thoughts - Tight end Brandon Myers stands 6'3" and Manning saw fit to throw just one pass his way in the entire game for an incompletion/interception. Former Giant, 6' 6" Martellus Bennett, now playing for Chicago, was targeted by Manning last year more times than he ever was in his career and Jay Cutler is using him even more. Maybe, just maybe, Bennett would have made that catch (and a few others). Maybe the Giants would have gotten their first or even second win. Maybe General Manager Jerry Reese is busy right now thinking about what games are worth when he spends his cash."

First Quarter
Play: Tim Jennings 48 yard interception return for TD (Robbie Gould kick), 9:50
Drive: 0 play, 0 yard in 0:00
Chicago 7-0

Play: Brandon Jacobs 4 yard TD run (Josh Brown kick), 3:48
Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards in 6:02
Tied 7-7
Second Quarter

Play: Brandon Marshall 10 yard TD pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), 14:18
Drive: 8 plays, 86 yards in 4:30
Chicago 14-7

Play: Rueben Randle 37 yard TD pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 10:31
Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards in 3:47
Tied 14-14

Play: Brandon Marshall 3 yard TD pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), 5:20
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards in 5:11
Chicago 21-14

Play: Robbie Gould 40 yard field goal, 0:02
Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards in 3:32
Chicago 24-14

Third Quarter

Play: Robbie Gould 52 yd FG, 11:23
Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards in 3:37
Chicago 27-14
Play: Brandon Jacobs 1 yd run (Josh Brown kick), 0:06
Drive: 9 plays, 91 yards in 5:15
Chicago 27-21

Fourth Quarter


Giants are 0-6 for the first time since 1976.

Giants had 3 turnovers to put them at an NFL-high 23.

Giants Eli Manning threw 3 interceptions to give him 15 on the year.

Giants Eli Manning with 159 career total interceptions moved past Phil Simms (157).
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