From the Armchair: DA BEARS - Week 6
FINAL SCORE -
DA BEARS 27
NY GIANTS 21
PLAYERS OF THE GAME -
B.MARSHALL (CHI) - 9 REC, 87 YDS, 2 TD
T.JENNINGS (CHI) - 2 INT's, 1 TD
For the record, the NFL Network needs to hire commentators that know what they are doing! They botched soo many facts, it was pathetic!
For those of you that watched this game, you would have seen that the BEARS offense looked pretty good, well, at least the passing game did. Cutler and Marshall were the studs for the Bears offense. The Bears defense looked good at times and looked bad at times. The combination of Eli Manning and NY Giants WR's not running correct routes ended up being the demise of the Giants. On a strong note, for you GIANTS fans, B.JACOBS looked like he did a few years back.
The 3rd play of the game resulted in another E.Manning INT and another BEARS DEF takeaway. After the Bears failed to score, including going for it on 4th and 2 from the NYG 4 yd line, E.Manning ended up throwing a 48 INT for TD to the Bears T.Jennings. This was the result of R.Randle running the wrong route. E.Manning started off by throwing 2 INT's on his first 5 passes, but, then settled down and had completed 9 passes in a row. After the Bears scored, the Giants came back and tied it on their next possession. The Bears, then followed with an offensive score on their next possession to make it 14-7. The Giants then came back and scored on their next possession to tie it at 14. And then it was the Bears turn as they ended up scoring a TD on their next possession. So, we had 5 TD's scored, by both teams, on 5 consecutive possessions. CRAY-CRAY! After the Bears forced a 3 and out, they ended the half with a FG to make it 24-14 at halftime.
The Bears received to start the 3rd QTR and that resulted in a R.Gould 52 yd FG to make it 27-14. B.Jacobs capped off the scoring for the 3RD QTR and the game with a 4 yd run to make it 27-21. The Giants had the ball at their own 11 yd line with 5:21 left in the game and moved the ball down the field. They had it 2nd and 9 at the Bears 35 yd line with 2 minutes left in the game, but Manning would throw too high and T.Jennings would come down with his 2 INT of the game and Manning's 3rd to seal the deal.
The Bears defense is beat up. One of the best corners in the game, Peanut Tillman, did not play. Both of our DT's (H.Melton and N.Collins) are lost for the year and DT S.Paea was also out. We also lost LB DJ Williams in the second half. No excuses though, the Bears defense does not look good, at times. 3 INT's and 1 TD were more of the factor of bad throws and/or bad routes and anyone can have an INT when it's thrown right to you. The Giants had a chance to take the lead at the end of the game and they also had many long drives which resulted in scores during this game. The Bears defense better get their act together.
A win is a win, but, it was not pretty.
Devin Hester became the Bears leader in kickoff return yardage (4,643) after having a 73 yd return game, surpassing Glyn Milburn.
Robbie Gould's 52 yd FG, in the third quarter, tied the NFL record for most consecutive field goals made from 50-plus yards. It was Gould's 12th straight make, tying Minnesota's Blair Walsh.
WEEK 7 MATCHUP
(4-2) Chicago @ (1-4) Washington - FOX - NOON CDT
NFC NORTH STANDINGS
GREEN BAY 3-2
PASSING - E.MANNING (14/26 239 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT's)
RUSNING - B.JACOBS (22/106 YDS, 2 TD's)
PASSING - R.RANDLE (3/75 YDS, 1 TD)
PASSING - J.CUTLER (24/36 262 YDS, 2 TD's)
RUSHING - M.FORTE (19/76 YDS)
RECEIVING - B.MARSHALL (9/87 YDS, 2 TD's)
NY GIANTS - 372 YDS
BEARS - 3 INT's, 1 SACK, 1 TD, 355 YDS
TIME OF POSSESSION
NY GIANTS - 27:05
CHICAGO - 32:55