BEARS 31 Giants 13 GAME PREVIEW AND WHO YA GOT???
The Bears are coming off a short week, but a very good Victory on monday night football, and the Giants are reeling after 2 straight really bad losses to the colts and titans. This makes the Giants a very dangerous team that will either "show its heart" or continue to implode amid fights, bad mental mistakes( 4 personal foul penalties last week) and just head scratching play calling. The bears lead the all-time series 32-21-2 and last time beat the giants 38-20 when on national TV( though lost to them in 2007).The talk already starting to heat up on Cowher replacing coughlin
Did you know? julius peppers now has 10 blocked FG's in his career?
Giants are 4-10 in last 14 games and avg 3 turnovers a game?
When on Offense
The bears will be going against a bad "D" that has given up 28.3 points per game and has shown a very uncharistic lack of discpline all year, and and a 115 yard per game on the ground.This would be a good week for the run game to start to get untracked, and the Giants 3rd down "D' giving up almost 50%, which is really bad(18/41). kiwanuka can bring the heat with 4 sacks already, but he is the ony one on the line playing well. Rolle has been very good for a much maligned secondary, but expect Martz and Cutler to go deep early and often to stretch the field against their weak Cb's.. should be a real good night for hester and knox and either D.A. or bennett in the slot should have alot of open space in middle. look as they did against the Packers to try and exploit the middle when the rush hard. think will be close trhough the third when a long TD pass breaks the game open
When on Defense
The bears still lead the league in rushing "D" at 39.7 YPG, which will get tested by bradshaw this week, and while normally would say jacob's can give us fits, not sure where his head or play is at this week. Think Eli will be seeing alot of Peppers in the backfield all night, eli's been sacked 7 times and hurried alot more, and if you get to Eli early he does become rattled for the night. I like Smith and manningham as WR's, so the good play of the secondary and not letting them give up the big play once again important this week, be it either Jennings or bowman who is across from Tillman. becuase of their larger size, think we will see more bowman than 5'8" jennings this week. Expect marinelli to ratchet up the LB blitzes this week from urlacher to try and rattle Eli- urlacher is off to arguably his best start ever in his career and expect another great game on national TV from him- he just seems to thrive on the national stage
Like last week -here is where the bears have a Huge advatange, and while don't expect another hester grabbing a missed Fg for a TD, do think we can have great field position all night and maybe he can buuld on his mystique again, and don't know why, but have a feeling D. manning returns a kick off this week.
Cutler- 24-36 310 yards, 3 td's 1 INT
Forte 18 carries 85 yards, 1 td 5 catches 60 yards
hester- 6 catches 105 yards 1 td
knox- 8 catches 70 yards
bears 31, giants 13
WHO DO YOU GOT AND WHY??