I can’t really find a lot of information about the Giants and the Bears playing this coming Sunday. Well, at least any information that lives up to my sky-high quality and insight; yeah, right. What I can find is a Giants injury report that is fairly concrete, and that is by Michael Elsen at the New York Giants’ website titled, appropriately enough, “Wednesday Injury Report.”
The Giants have not beaten anyone very good. In fact, the only team they have beaten is Carolina, and I believe the Panthers are without a win. The Bears, on the other hand, have gotten by Dallas and the Green Bay Packers. It would seem to me that the Bears would be mild favorites. However, the Giants are favored by four points; go figure.
Of course the Giants are at home and that is often worth a field goal or better. After all, if the Bears can beat the Packers, the Giants can beat the Bears, or at least that would seem to be conventional thinking. Although I did note that at least one betting site the Bears were getting a lot of traffic.
From the Giants injury report, we are told that there currently is a problem with the Giants’ second leading receiver, Mario Manningham.
We are still early in the year, and no one is ready to say the Bears are a good team — that is, except for the Bears. The Giants were supposed to be better than they are currently showing. I think it gets back to betting on a team by the way you think they should do, rather than the way they should do based on performance.
The one thing the Bears have going for them right now is that they think they can win; they think they should win and will win. They definitely have the momentum.
This year, every game in the NFC is important. That is my prediction. The schedules are so similar and the teams so well-matched that it is going to come down to a game in championships and Wild Cards.
The Bears will get by the Giants around 24-21.
New York Giants’ Website, Michael Elsen, “Wednesday Injury Report”