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Bears Hold Off a Giants Comeback

David Montgomery. Photo by Alexander Jonesi. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

In an injury filled Sunday across the NFL, the Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 17-13. The Bears got off to an early jump with a 17-0 lead at halftime. Trubisky had a bounce back performance to start the game, throwing for 2 TDs on 3rd Downs. Trubisky finished 18-28 for 190 Yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs. Both picks were on passes intended for Allen Robinson II, one was a bad throw, the other was a 50/50 ball intercepted by a great heads up play by James Bradberry. 

 

The Bears again were able to establish a great push in the run game, led by David Montgomery who had 16 carries for 82 yards. Montgomery left the game in the 2nd Quarter with a neck injury but returned in the 2nd half. 

An area where the Bears improved was on 3rd Down performance, going 9-16, opposed to 2-11 last week against Detroit. The Bears Defense also started out strong, creating 2 turnovers, a strip sack by Robert Quinn, who made his Bears debut, which was recovered by Khalil Mack, and an interception by Deon Bush. The Bears struggled defensively in the 2nd half to create turnovers, and had more penalties called on them. 

 

The Giants were short handed, losing both Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard. Giants fear that the Barkely injury could be a torn ACL, but nothing is confirmed yet. Ultimately the Bears were able to hold off the Giants from completing a comeback. 

 

The Bears looked much improved in the passing game early. Trubisky threw 2 touchdowns while showing off his mobility and accuracy in strikes to Montgomery and rookie Darnell Mooney. 

 

The Bears looked more prepared and ready in all phases this week and improved to 2-0 on the season. The Bears defense have their first big test of the season next week as they take on the 0-2 Falcons in Atlanta. Despite their record Atlanta is averaging 32.0 PPG.

 

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