National Football League action on Sunday afternoon and we will see the Chicago Bears duke it out with the New York Giants at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New York.
The Bears enter this game in first place in the NFC North, while the Giants are bringing up the rear in the NFC East.
Bears Are Looking For 6th Win In A Row
The Chicago Bears were not expected to contend for the NFC North Title this year, but then a trade for Khalil Mack right before the season began, seemed to change all that. The Ex-Raider has been impressive and the Bears have one of the best defenses in the league as they come in ranked 4th in total yards allowed, 10th against the pass, 2nd against the run and 2nd in points allowed, giving up just 19.2 ppg on the year. The defense has been vital in their wins as they have allowed only 16.9 ppg in their seven wins on the year, compared to giving up 31 ppg in their three losses.
The offense fr the ears has not put up a ton of yards so far, but they are 5th in scoring at 28.8 ppg. That is thanks to getting some points from their defense and also having that defense set them up with many short fields. Mack has done his part with an INT, eight sacks and five forced fumbles. The Bears have won their last five games in a row and have allowed just 15.4 ppg over that stretch, and they will be facing a weak offense in this one. Mitch Trubisky (2469 yards, 20 TDs, nine INTs) missed last week’s 23-16 road win over the Lions and is day-to-day. Chase Daniel filled in nicely as he hit 27/37 passes for 230 yards with two TDs and no INTs.
Giants Blow Big Lead To The Eagles
The New York Giants are at 3-8 on the year, but they are still just three games out of first in the NFC East. They will not make a run at the division title, but they have a chance to play spoiler down the stretch. This is not a spoiler game, but a win over the Bears would give them some confidence moving forward. The season for the Giants can be capsized with a look at last week’s game, in which they lost to the Eagles by a score of 25-22. That game was on the road, and the Giants had a 19-3 lead in the contest, but couldn’t put the feisty Birds away.
The Giants held a 402-341 yardage edge in the game, but 11 penalties and a costly INT did them in during the game. The Giants kept shooting themselves in the foot, and it cost them the game. Eli Manning threw for 297 yards with a TD and an INT in the game and now has thrown for 3093 yards with 14 TDs and seven INTs on the year. Saquon Barkley had a solid game as he ran for 101 yards, which included a 51-yard TD romp. He has rushed for 829 yards and eight TDs, while also posting 581 yards receiving and four TDs. He will be facing one of the best run defenses in the league in this one. The Giants are 29th in the league in rushing and 22nd in scoring (21.5 ppg). On defense, they are 26th against the run and 25th in points allowed (26.2 ppg).
The Giants are:
- 2-13-1 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win.
- 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games
The Bears are:
- The road team is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous gam