The last time the Giants faced the Chicago Bears was on October 3rd and the Bears offensive line was embarrassed nationally on Monday Night Football on ESPN. This time the Giants and Bears were playing another dose of Monday Night Football on ESPN but they were without right defensive end Osi Umenyiora, instead they had 2nd year standout Jason Pierre-Paul.
The Giants offense then came alive after three dissapointing dirves. Brandon Jacobs was able to score on a great audible call by Eli Manning, running right through the middle of the defense.
Meanwhile first team defense gave up two huge gains, but both times held the Bears to only a field goal.
With less then a minute to go before halftime, Greg Jones ran right up the middle to block Bears' Spencer Lanning's punt and was able to return the ball all the way back to the 4 yard line. Backup quarterback David Carr then ended the drive with a touchdown completion to Dominic Hixon in the back of the endzone.
At the half, the score was Giants 20, Bears 6.
After a solid drive put together by David Carr, Danny Ware scored on a 1 yard touchdown run to start the 2nd half.
The Bears then drove all the way down the inside the Giants' one yard line, however Greg Jones, by far the standout of the game, then stopped running back Marion Barber on fourth down, saving the touchdown.
Early in the 4th quarter, David Carr put together another outstanding drive (who is this guy not a starter with the Vikings, Raiders, or anywhere else for that matter) leading to a 17 yard pass completion down the middle to Coats to make the score 34-6 and turning this game into a blowout.
With 3:07 left to go in the 4th Quarter, bone cancer survivor Mark Herzlich intercepted a poorly thrown pass by backup quarterback Caleb Hanie on 4th and 2.
Just when you thought the game was over, rookie running back out of Maryland, Da'Rel Scott ran right up the guy breaking a few tackles on the way to a 97 yard touchdown run to make the score 41-6.
The Bears werre then able to score a last second garbage touchdoown making the final score stand at 41-13.
David Baas-C (Great blocking down field, making plays)
Devin Thomas-WR (3 Returns for 138 yards, average of 46 yards per)
Brandon Jacobs-RB (6 Carries, 48 Yards, TD)
Greg Jones-LB (Blocked Punt, set up TD also 4th down stop at 1 yard line)
Domenik Hixon-WR (Touchdown Completion in Back of Endzone)
David Carr-QB ( 9/11 84 yards, 1 Carry, 17 yards)
Spencer Paysinger-LB ( 7 Total Tackles)
Mark Herzlich-LB (Interception on 4th Down in Redzone)
Da'Rel Scott (97 Yard Touchdown Run)
Corey Webster-CB (Poor coverage)
Eli Manning-QB (8/16 78 yards)
Hakeem Nicks (4 Targets, 1 completion for -1 yards)
Jerrel Jernigan (3 Punt Returns for 14 Yards, 0 Receptions)
Other News and Notes
Jason Pierre Paul got the start at right defensive end as Osi Umenyiora had surgery on his knee.
Field Judge Scott Steenson did not return for the second half of the game due to an injury.
Terrell Thomas is done for the season with a torn ACL that he suffered in the 2nd Quarter.
Alex Hall had a great game against the Panthers last week, injured his groin and didn't return.
Brain Witherspoon another corner back was carted off field after another knee injury. No news on him at this time.
Sage Rosenfells did not play due to strep throat.
The Giants offense played very well, especially the 2nd and third team offenses. Their defense was also surprising, in the redzone, stopping 3 drives in the 20 yard area.
All and all, the Giants got hit with a very bad injury in Terrell Thomas, but did show up tonight, and played well. Eli Manning needs to play much better, but I'm not too concerned right now.
The Giants are 1-1 and are now staying home in MetLife Stadium to play their AFC rivals, New York Jets.