Oct 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants in the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Rapid Reaction Bears 27 Giants 21



The Bears take care of business and move past the now 0-6 Giants to lead the NFC North at 4-2. The Bears did exactally what they needed to do. Get a W at home on Thursday night against a struggling New York Giants. Let us dive into the game notes and analyze how the Bears pulled out a victory.

  • Zack Bowman intercepts Eli Manning in the Giants first possession. This was huge. This gave the Bears the momentum to start the game and keep the crowd in it until the end.
  • Oct 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) rushes the ball against New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

    Cutler makes a good decision on the first play of the game when he runs and slides. Keying on the sliding part.

  • Going for it on 4th and 2 in the beginning of the game, was it a mistake? Marshall dropped the pass, but he wasn’t at the first down marker. I’m confused on the play calling. Bears walk away with no points when they could have had 3. We are learning that Marc Trestman would rather have 7 on the board then walk away with an easy 3. To be honest, that doesn’t bother me one bit.
  • Tim Jennings jumps in front of Randle and gets a pick 6 off Eli manning for the first Bears points. Two turnovers in the first 5 minutes. This is the Bears defense that we are used to seeing. The only problem is that there is a lack of pass rush and the middle of the defensive line is showing major weakness.
  • Oct 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (34) rushes the ball against Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte (47) during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

    Chris Conte so far is holding up as the last line of defense. He looks like the only one who can tackle.

  • Giants march down the field 80 yards on 10 plays for a touchdown on the Bears.
  • Brandon Marshall makes a great catch on 1st down for 20 yards. That one looked like it would have been picked off if Marshall didn’t go up and get it. Let the Cutler to Marshall plays begin.
  • Brandon Marshall caught a great inside slant for a 1st down. Welcome back Mr. Marshall.
  • A dump off to full back Tony Fiammetta and he rumbles for 30 yards. Who knew the dump off pass would be the most explosive play for the Bears this year? Marc Trestman, that’s who.
  • The crowd was too loud again in the endzone. Note to crowd, quite on offense, loud on defense.
  • Cuter throws a touchdown to a wide open Brandon Marshall. WIDE OPEN.
  • Bears give up another TD to the Giants. No pressure and terrible tackling.
  • Another touchdown to Marshall from Cutler. Deja Vu Mr. Marshall.
  • Special teams gives up a huge return to the Giants. Why is the special teams becoming the weak link?
  • The crowd again is way too loud during the last drive of the half. QUIET! OFFENSE AT WORK
  • Ending the half with a field goal and they get the ball for the second half.
  • Devin Hester becomes all time return yard leader in bears history. Congrats to Devin. Now don’t fumble the ball.
  • 52 Yard Field Goal by Robbie Gould. Good as Gold!!!!
  • Bears get some pressure! Wootton and Briggs share a sack on Eli Manning. It’s always nice to share.
  • Hester fumbles a punt return, somehow the Bears get it back. What did I say.. Don’t fumble the ball!
  • The end around by Alshon Jeffery gets a first down.
  • Jon Bostic is in the game and DJ Williams is walking to the locker room. Has the Jon Bostic era begun?
  • Tim Jennings gets a pass interference call and Brandon Jacobs gets the Touchdown. That’s two for Jacobs for the night. The Bears are going to have to figure out what they are doing in the middle of the defensive line.
  • Tim Jennings almost screwed it up with a pass interference call. Luckily, Eli threw it way too high.
  • Tim Jennings gets another interception, man, this guy just keeps making plays.
  • Giants have a defensive holding call resulting in an automatic first down. Game will now end with the Bears winning 27 to 21.

The Bears put together a great effort tonight against the Giants. Jay Cutler had another good outing finishing with 262 yards and 2 touchdowns. Brandon Marshall was the recipient of both touchdowns and then there is Tim Jennings. 2 interceptions and one of them goes for 6. The defense gave up 106 rushing yards to Brandon Jacobs plus 2 touchdowns. They couldn’t generate much pressure on Eli Manning and the middle of the defensive line is a major concern. They took care of business and won the football game. Now the Bears have a little extra time to rest up and prepare for their next game against the Redskins next Sunday. Keep your eyes on BearGogglesOn for more in-depth analysis of the Bears victory over the Giants.



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