All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL’s Game Statistic and Information System, as are the accompanying pictures.
The Chicago Bears spotted the New York Giants an early touchdown via an Alec Ogletree interception, and that was the first of many big plays form the Giants in their 30 to 27 overtime win. The Bears had their fair share of big plays too, but they came up one short and lost their fourth game on the season. Chicago was perfect on fourth down tries, going 4 of 4, but they failed on their fifth attempt, and the game ended as Chase Daniel’s pass couldn’t connect with Taylor Gabriel.
The Giants were perfect of both of their fourth down attempts, and they had the edge on third downs too, going 6 of 17 (35%) to Chicago’s 2 for 15 (13%).
The Bears had the edge in total yards (376 to 338), they had a slight edge in time of possession (33:58 to 33:13), and they even had less in penalties (8 for 58 yards to 12 for 107). But for the first time this year they lost the turnover battle. Chicago fumbled 6 times (losing just 1), and threw two interceptions to New York’s one.
Let’s take a closer look at the playing time break downs for the Bears, and also some of the individual stats.
Four of the Bears’ fumbles were attributed to quarterback Chase Daniel. The snaps from center Cody Whitehair weren’t all on the money, but Daniel had a tough time holding on to the ball. He went 26 of 39 for 285 yards, with 1 TD and 2 interceptions, for a 75.3 passer rating, He had 4 runs for 4 yards, but he was sacked 5 times.
The offensive star of the game was running back Tarik Cohen who had 30 yards on 8 runs, and 12 catches for 156 yards (on 14 targets). He was also 1 for 1 passing with a 1 yard TD pass (to Anthony Miller for his only reception), and 2 punt returns for 15 yards.
Jordan Howard led the Bears on the ground with 76 yards on 16 carries. He also had a 4 yard reception. Taquan Mizzell had 3 runs for 7 yards, 2 catches for 16 yards, and 2 kick returns for 24 yards.
Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks had a 1 yard TD plunge.
Allen Robinson II caught 5 of the 9 balls thrown his way for 79 yards. Taylor Gabriel was targeted 7 times, making 3 receptions, for 17 yards. Josh Bellamy had a catch for 8 yards.
Adam Shaheen was the only tight end to record a catch, grabbing 2 for 5 yards and a TD.
The Giant D had 10 tackles for loss and 7 passes defended.
Keep in mind the Bears played a few of their defensive players on offense, so snap counts for those players will be listed with the O.
Hicks had one of the Bears three sacks, while recording 6 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 QBH, and 1 PD. The other sacks went to Leonard Floyd and Khalil Mack. Floyd also had 3 tackles, a TFL and a QBH, and Mack had 5 tackles, a TFL, 2 QBH, and a PD.
Danny Trevathan and Roquan Smith led the Bears with 10 tackles each. One of Trevathan’s was a TFL.
Kyle Fuller had the Bears only interception. He added 2 tackles and 3 PD. Prince Amukamara had 5 tackles and a PD, while Bryce Callahan had a tackle, a TFL, and a QBH. Kevin Toliver II had 2 tackles.
Eddie Jackson had 6 tackles and a PD, and Adrian Amos had 4 tackles and a TFL.
Bilal Nichols had 6 tackles and a TFL, Eddie Goldman had 5 tackles. and Jonathan Bullard had 2.
Aaron Lynch had 3 tackles,
The Giants rushed for 141 yards and a 4.9 average against the Bears’ D, but they held Eli Manning to a 65.2 passer rating. They did fall asleep on Odell Beckham Jr.’s 49 yard TD pass.
The players listed above only appeared in the third phase.
Patrick O’Donnell punted 6 times and had a 50.5 average.
Cody Parkey was 3 for 3 on extra points and 2 for 2 on field goals.
As a unit, the Bears had 6 solo tackles and 5 assisted tackles on special teams.