Giants Defense Spectacular, Beat Bears

It was essentially a battle between the Giants offense and the Bears defense and the Giants won out, beating the Bears 17-3 . The Giants defense was absolutely incredible, and the offense, while it struggled, did just enough to win.

The Giants started off the scoring in the first quarter, on a Lawrence Tynes 22 yard field goal.

Late in the 3rd quarter, the Giants scored again, putting together an actual drive, that was capped off by a 3 yard Ahmad Bradshaw run.

Early in the 4th, the Bears got on the board, netting a 40 yard field goal to make it 10-3. The Giants got some insurance points, when Brandon Jacobs banged home a 2 yard touchdown to cap off a drive that featured a 30 yard  reception by Hakeem Nicks.

The offense was weird. They had so many chances, but couldn’t move the ball. They had only a few good drives. They were lucky the defense was so good. Too many missed chances. Conservative play calling killed them as well. When you have elite wideouts, you have to throw the ball down field, and let them make plays. Short passes, especially against a good defense doesn’t work. Run game had sparks of good plays, but, like the rest of the offense, not enough to sustain itself. They were better towards the end, to be fair, but for the game as a whole, just average.

The defense was incredible. Interceptions. Amazing pressure. A ton of sacks. 10, to be exact. 3 by Osi and Tuck. This was the best I’ve seen a Giants defense look since the Super Bowl. Making plays everywhere. Electric. All over the place. That’s what we want to see from a Giants defense. They didn’t disappoint. They  more than made up for a weak offense. They won this game by themselves. An incredible performance.

Special teams were a mixed bag, as always. After a rough start, Matt Dodge recovered. Darius Reynard is an awful returner. They need a replacement fast.

It wasn’t pretty, but the Giants banged out a win. The defense showed how great it could be. The Giants fixed problems after their debacle last week. They have a ways to go. But this was a good start


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7 Responses to “Giants Defense Spectacular, Beat Bears”

  1. Jason C. says:

    The defense played like men today, MEN, REAL MEN, like we knew they could, let’s keep this ball rolling, two more winnable games in a row before division play begins for us, let’s go in hot with something to prove.
    Only letdown today IMO is special teams, offense was anemic at times but, were able to come through in the end, and against a tough Bears defense, they were able to score as much as they needed.
    They are who we thought they were, and we DIDN’T let them off the hook!!

    • gmen24-7 says:

      Jason,

      Your only concern was ST? How about our QB that missed a TD pass on the first play from scrimmage; same guy who throws for less yardage than necessary constantly on 3rd downs. How bout our Tackles? Were beat early & often blues brother. Love your optimism but think you missed a few plays tonight!

      • Jason C. says:

        Was commenting as a whole, if you notice I said the offense was anemic at times, which it was, however the Bears have a great defensive scheme brought forward by great defensive players, you have to give some credit to that side of the ball. In the long run, they were able to get a couple of drives together (the fumbles have to stop of course).
        Our special teams just make me sick, is it that hard to get a kicker, when they said Gould hit 53 straight field goals from 40-in, it made me sick, I don’t think the Giants organization has gotten even 20 straight in my lifetime, it can’t be THAT hard to get a consistently good kicker.
        Remember, a missed field goal is like fumbling a ball backwards 7 yards and handing the other team possession.

  2. Dave says:

    defense was great but I am still not confident in our offensive line. i think gilbride called such a conservative game plan because the offensive line gave no time for Eli to look for the deep pass. I am worried that Diehl is going to get Eli injured this year, he has been truly awful in pass protection. If the offensive line gets healthy or snaps back into form, we will have a good year. It will open up the run game for both backs and by default help the passing game. Until then we live and die by the defense.

  3. Geeeeemen says:

    I’ll “curb my enthusiasm” and say the giants will probably not perform like this ever for the rest of the season. I’m NOT saying they won’t be good – even very good – i’m just saying 10 sacks and that kind of yardage given up is a doing of both teams. Don’t start expecting 10 sacks every game.

    But it was nice to watch. Props for at least 1 week of sick defense (like the steelers pretty much get every week).

  4. why not try Jacobs at punt return?
    why not let Eli call his own plays like his brother?

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