Chicago Bears: 3 things we learned about the Giants in Week 1

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Will the Chicago Bears be able to reach 2-0 versus the New York Giants?

Come Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Bears will have an opportunity to do something they haven’t done in eight years if they defeat the New York Giants: start an NFL season with a 2-0 record.

If that appears to be low-hanging fruit, that’s because it absolutely is. But for a team that entered the 2020-21 season with this much anticipation and apprehension, it would be another step towards making it worth it.

And then there’s the history; dating back to 2019, 72 percent of teams to start 2-0 make the postseason in the expanded format, per Corey Giacovelli of Buffalo Rumblings.

It’s also felt a tad bit weird being optimistic about this team, given both the Allen Robinson situation and the fact that Detroit had this team just a little too close to the ropes in Week 1.

Moving forward, though, the Chicago Bears open as 5.5-point favorites against the Giants, a team the Chicago Bears have split meetings against in the Matt Nagy era.

The Giants are coming off a 26-16 loss on Monday Night Football against the Steelers, and are hoping to avoid opening a season with an 0-2 record for the seventh time in eight years.

Here’s what we can glean from their opening season defeat, and what it could mean for Sunday’s tilt against Chicago.