Bears Maintain Off Giants
CHICAGO – Jay Cutler had no hassle discovering Brandon Marshall this time.
Tim Jennings struck early and late, and the Chicago Bears received the win they wanted against a workforce nonetheless looking for its first victory.
Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Marshall, and Jennings had two of Chicago’s three interceptions towards Eli Manning in a 27-21 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night.
The Bears (4-2) snapped a two-game slide following a 3-zero start. New York is zero-6 for the first time since the 1976 group dropped its first 9, a stunning turn for a franchise that received the Super Bowl two years ago.
“We see things each and every week that inform us we can not simply be good, we will be very good,” Bears coach Marc Trestman mentioned. “But we also know there’s a number of work ahead.”
The Giants came in clinging to the concept that they might claw their approach back into the NFC East race as a result of each team in the division has a dropping document. It’s exhausting to see that taking place, the best way they’re enjoying.
“We’re all sick of it,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “We’re all sick of dropping, however we put ourselves in this position. There is just one solution to get out of it.”
Cutler and Marshall have been in tune early on, connecting for 2 touchdowns, and Jennings returned an interception 48 yards for a score as Chicago constructed a 24-14 halftime lead.
The Bears had been up by thirteen when New York’s Brandon Jacobs ran it in from the 1 within the closing seconds of the third after Jennings received called for interference against Hakeem Nicks close to the aim line. That lower it to 27-21, but Jennings made up for it in a big method when he picked off an overthrown cross by Manning intended for tight end Brandon Myers on the 10 with 1:54 left in the sport.
Cutler was 24 of 36 for 262 yards after throwing for 358 towards New Orleans final week. Marshall played an enormous function on this one after venting over a scarcity of catches towards the Saints, ending with nine receptions for 87 yards. Martellus Bennett had 68 yards on six catches against his former team, whereas Alshon Jeffery had just one reception after going off for a franchise-record 218 yards in the earlier sport.
“We received the game, however we sort of leave a little bit unhappy as a result of I think offensively we might have exploded for somewhat bit more,” Cutler stated.
Robbie Gould kicked two area targets, together with a 52-yarder in the third quarter that gave him 12 straight conversions from 50 or longer, and the Bears eased at least a number of nerves, even when this win got here against one of many NFL’s four winless groups.
Manning, the proprietor of two championship rings, completed 14 of 26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown, but he ran his league-main complete to 15 interceptions whereas matching last season’s quantity. He had passes picked off on the first two possessions, with Jennings’ 48-yard TD approaching the second one.
“I feel unhealthy for my teammates. I feel bad for my coaches and everybody, preventing day-after-day, and I am preventing, too,” Manning mentioned. “I’m trying to get a win for these guys.”
It is not easy when he keeps throwing it to the other team. However the Giants aren’t about to go away from him.
“You’re not going to go back to not throwing the soccer. That’s not one thing that’s going to occur,” Coughlin mentioned. “He is been too profitable for therefore many years throwing the ball.”
Rueben Randle had seventy five yards receiving and a touchdown for New York. Jacobs, starting for the injured David Wilson, ran for 106 yards and two scores, however the Giants fell yet once more.
Cutler threw for 179 yards in the first two quarters, Marshall had 65 and the Bears racked up 227 yards in the opening half. The Giants (212 yards) moved the ball in the early going but had bother hanging onto the ball again – no surprise there.
In any case, they came in leading the league with 20 turnovers. The Bears, who had 14 takeaways when the evening started, rapidly added to that total.
Zack Bowman, starting for Charles Tillman (proper knee damage), picked off a go meant for Randle on the game’s third play from scrimmage at the 36 and returned it to the New York 12. The Bears got here away empty-handed on an incomplete cross from Cutler to Marshall on fourth-and-2 on the 4, but they shortly grabbed the lead on the Giants’ next possession. Jennings obtained an easy interception on what seemed like a miscommunication between Manning and Randle, returning it 48 yards for his second landing this season.
The Giants then drove eighty yards to tie it at 7, with Jacobs dragging Corey Wootton and Jennings as he plowed in on a 4-yard run. Marshall, sporting lime inexperienced footwear in honor of psychological well being consciousness week, put the Bears back on top with a ten-yard TD catch within the opening minute of the second quarter to finish an 86-yard drive.
New York quickly tied it when Randle stayed inbounds along the sideline on a 37-yard TD catch, but Chicago instantly answered with an 80-yard scoring drive, with Cutler connecting with Marshall on a three-yard move to make it 21-14.
Gould added a forty-yarder in the closing seconds of the half to increase the lead to 10.
Devin Hester turned the Bears’ profession leader in kickoff return yards. He has 4,643 after running again three for seventy three yards… Trestman had no update on linebacker D.J. Williams, who left the game with a chest injury, but did say Tillman probably would have been obtainable had they played on Sunday… Giants RB Da’Rel Scott suffered a hamstring harm on a thirteen-yard run on New York’s final possession… Wilson and heart David Baas missed the sport due to neck accidents, while cornerback Corey Webster sat out his fourth in a row due to a groin problem.