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??
Last edited by dabears54; 09-29-2010 at 09:16 AM.
is going down
dabears54, is this a typo? "The Bears will be going against a bad "D" that has given up 28.3 yards per game..." I believe there's a number missing somewhere in there.
By the way, I predict a Bears victory.
Last edited by GeorgiaJeff; 09-30-2010 at 08:01 AM.
Lol 28.3 points per game : ) MY MISTAKE
Originally Posted by GeorgiaJeff
I think this will be a tough game for the Bears because they have short week to prepare for a road game against a desperate team. But, I think the Bears have enough going for them to beat the struggling Giants 26-20.
Cutler 4 TDs
yep the short week and on road really worries me, BUt with how bad the giants have looked and hearing how the bears not satisfied with monday and wanting to be better- still tilts it to bears for me.
Originally Posted by thedude33
this will be a big blow to Eli and the passing game if he can't go..
Giants WR Manningham uncertain for Bears
September 29, 2010 1:41 PM | No Comments
Tribune News Services
New York Giants wideout Mario Manningham did not practice Wednesday because of a concussion he suffered in Sunday's 29-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was surprised to learn of Manningham's condition because the receiver seemed fine after Sunday's game. Coughlin added Manningham will undergo further tests and his status is uncertain for the rest of the week and Sunday night's game against the Bears.
The Michigan product has 14 receptions for a team-high 238 yards and one touchdown this season.
Center Shaun O'Hara (ankle/Achilles) and linebacker Keith Bulluck (toe) also sat out practice. O'Hara missed the Titans game and Coughlin is unsure of his status for Sunday night's game
I think the Bears offense has its first 4 TD game.
I'm more interested in seeing if the Bears 'D' continues it's "2 TDs or less" streak. That's a damned good streak to be on.
I mean, they held the Packers "dreaded" offense to 2 TDs and one was a run-in by the QB!
That sure didn't take long!.. and WHY hester needed to move to WR- ANY success= back to not touching the ball, and not controlling hester as a weapon and he just sits back and watches it sail out of bounds.. a self fuffilling prophecy
Coach's orders: Don't kick to Hester
BY Ralph Vacchiano
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER
Thursday, September 30th 2010, 4:00 AM
Tom Coughlin's orders for his struggling rookie punter can't be any clearer for Sunday night: Avoid putting the ball in the dangerous hands of Devin Hester. No matter what.
"Kick it out of bounds," Coughlin said Wednesday. "Don't let him have the ball."
If there is one player on the undefeated Chicago Bears (3-0) that worries the Giants (1-2) this week, it's the 27-year-old Hester, one of the NFL's most dangerous and dynamic return men. That was evident to anyone who watched his 62-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Packers on Monday night.
And if it wasn't, all Coughlin had to do was pop in a tape from 2006, when Hester embarrassed the Giants by returning a missed field goal 108 yards for a touchdown - a play that helped send Coughlin's team into a downward spiral that nearly cost him his job.
The Giants' special teams this season have been a disaster. When Hester looks at their porous coverage in the first three games, he undoubtedly will be licking his chops.
That's why the Giants will try to avoid him entirely. But the problem is they don't have Jeff Feagles, one of the best directional kickers in NFL history, doing their punting anymore. Dodge, a seventh-round pick out of East Carolina, has struggled through the first three games. Most of his kicks have been to the center of the field. He said he didn't really start working on aiming for the sidelines until Wednesday's practice.
So it's likely that Hester will get at least a chance or two. And that could be trouble.
"He's one of those guys, man, he's like water. He'll find the crease," said linebacker Clint Sintim, who is part of the punt coverage team. "You've just got to do your best to try to hold him back a little bit. He can't harm you if he don't have the ball. God forbid that he gets it, we've got to make some tackles. We've got to do our best to contain him and minimize his impact."
To help his beleaguered special teams, Coughlin said this week that he will have "some regulars" playing on those units, although he didn't name the players, nor did he say if they'd be on punt coverage. One thing that will help is that linebacker Chase Blackburn, the special teams captain, is expected to play after missing two games with a sprained knee.
And Blackburn actually said the challenge of containing a player such as Hester - whose 11.7-yard average is fourth in the NFL among players with at least five punt returns - could be just what his beleaguered team needs.
"I 100% agree with that," Blackburn said. "When you're facing adversity and things aren't going right, you really want a challenge. And sometimes it takes that for everyone to come together and really jell as a unit."
The Giants certainly need them to jell because Hester could be enough to keep them in their current free-fall. Field position has been a big reason why the Giants have lost two in a row. On kickoffs alone, their opponents have started on average at the 30.1 yard line this season - the fifth-best starting point in the NFL. Including on drives that start off following turnovers and punts, their opponents' average starting point is the 36.1.
Considering how dangerous Hester is - not to mention the Bears' kickoff returners, Johnny Knox and Danieal Manning, who have combined to average 27.3yards per return - it's easy to see why the Giants spent extra time in practice yesterday working on their coverage.
Dodge, meanwhile, is hoping to make sure the coverage doesn't even come into play.
"Yeah, the best strategy isn't to gang-tackle him," he said. "It's to just don't give him a chance to be tackled."
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...#ixzz110gBjg81
dabears54, I added a pic in post #2.
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