The Bears vs Giants score was overshadowed by defense, as the game had the most sacks in a game for the first half. New York had its defense in tatters against Tennessee last week, and was facing a Chicago offense off to a hot start. However, Chicago had their own share of offensive struggles against Green Bay, although they survived to become the NFC’s only 3-0 team. But the Giants ended that, as the 17-3 New York win put the Giants’ defense in the history books.
The most sacks in a game during the first half is now nine, after New York destroyed Jay Cutler and his offensive line. The last time New York showed this much defensive dominance was 2007, when Osi Umenyiora got six sacks by himself against the Eagles. Last night, Umenyiora settled for three sacks, although he was questionable to even play.
The score barely moved in the first half, thanks in part to New York’s record-setting performance. But their offense was barely any better, as they could only muster a 3-0 lead at halftime. Like on Monday night against Green Bay, Chicago’s offensive struggles did not take them out of the game.
But eventually, the Bears vs Giants score finally went up a bit, as New York actually got two touchdowns. Running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs got short touchdown runs, and Chicago never got close to coming back. Not only was Cutler knocked out after his first-half pounding, but backup Todd Collins was also injured, leaving Caleb Hanie to finish things.
It was that kind of night for Chicago, which made even more viewers believe that their 3-0 start was a fluke. Although the Giants fell two shy of the most sacks in a game — having just one in the second half — their nine-sack first half performance was enough and then some.
After a whole week of ugly buzz in New York, the Bears vs Giants score — or lack of it — stopped the bleeding for the G-men. All of a sudden, New York is in a three-way tie for first in the NFC East — although all of these three teams are 2-2. It is that kind of parity-stricken year in the NFC East, and for the entire league in general.
With Chicago and Pittsburgh’s losses, the Chiefs are now the only undefeated team in the NFL. Yet the Bears still hold the NFC North lead over the Packers, and look to keep it by beating winless Carolina next week. Meanwhile, the Giants must face a more prolific offense in Houston.
The game against the Giants deflated Chicago, and uplifted New York after an ugly last two weeks. Momentum doesn’t seem to carry for any team week-to-week this season, which could be a bad sign for New York next week.
Yahoo Sports- “Giants pile up 10 sacks in 17-3 win over Bears”