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Giants vs Bears: Three Keys to a G-Men Sunday Win in the Windy City

The New York Giants didn’t have a good time on Monday night as they started their 2020 season with a disappointing 26-16 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This week the competition won’t be quite as fierce, as the club will be in Chicago, where they take on a Bears team that had to rally late to beat the Detroit Lions on opening day.

Many experts have the Giants winning in Chicago, but it won’t be an easy task with the comeback nature of the Bears, who were left for dead at Ford Field last week.

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The Giants are currently 5.5 point underdogs for the Sunday 1pm EST affair, and there’s a couple keys to victory if the Giants are going to walk out with their first win of 2020.

1. Keep Daniel Upright

Monday night Daniel Jones spent most of the evening running for his life against a Steelers front seven that is one of the best in the league.

The Giants offensive line got a quick education, as they had to figure out who to block and make sure to keep Jones as upright as possible.

One of the keys for the Giants is pass coverage, and while the Bears have a good defense as well, it’s not as intimidating as the Steelers, and the G-Men should be able to keep Jones cleaner.

2. Get Saquon Going

It was a REALLY tough night for Giants feature running back Saquon Barkley, who was just never able to get on track against Pittsburgh.

Way too many runs for losses by Barkley, and again that Giants offensive line has to do what they can to open holes for Barkely and try and get him positive yards.

This game could turn into a battle of the run games with two young quarterbacks, and if Barkley can get some early yards it’s going to open things up to keep Jones not only on his feet, but also will open up play action.

3. Keep Trubisky in Check

Bears third-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky overcame a 17-point deficit on Sunday against the Lions, and that mostly was due to the fact he was able to get the ball downfield and escape the pocket.

The Giants lineabckers, who were not able to get to Ben Roethlisberger often on Monday night, will have a chance to get to Trubisky who is not nearly as elusive.

When Trubisky can get out of the pocket he can extend plays, and the Giants have to make sure to avoid that.

Prediction: The Giants will get Barkely going, and that will take a ton of pressure off the passing game, and Jones should also rebound. The Bears are at home which gives them an edge, but I see the G-Men hanging in and escaping with a big road win. Giants 21 Bears 17

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