Chicago Bears 16
New York Giants 22
The Chicago Bears looked fairly decent to start off in Sunday’s game versus the New York Giants... Dowell Loggains had a good game plan, Jay Cutler had great execution, and the defense was holding its own against Eli Manning and company.
But just before the end of the second quarter, when the Bears had just over three minutes to drive the length of the field, things changed. The offense stalled, and the Giants picked up some momentum that they were able to ride into the third quarter.
During the second half, the wheels started falling off. The offense stalled, the OL took yet another hit as Josh Sitton was knocked out with a right leg/ankle injury, and the Bears at one point had five possessions that looked like this: Punt, Punt, missed FG, Punt, Punt.
In the 4th quarter, Bears rookie Leonard Floyd was taken off the field on a cart, after a scary collision with Akiem Hicks snapped Floyd’s head to the side. We will have more info on that as it is available.
The Bears were once again a victim of injuries and lack of depth on both sides of the football. Missing three starting offensive linemen, their top two wide receivers, and various other injuries on both sides of the football doesn’t exactly set them up for success... Especially when they don’t have viable backups in place.
Overall, the Bears were able to hang with the Giants for a little while, but the better team eventually prevailed.
We still have six games of this to go. Stay tuned...