Greats and Goats: Giants 21 Bears 27 Final

The New York Giants season continued to spiral out of control with another loss on Thursday night. What were the reasons for the Giants dropping to 0-6 in this game? Did Big Blue give its fans any reason for optimism despite the loss? Find out on this week's edition of Greats and Goats only at The Giants Beat.

The primetime lights of Thursday Night Football saw the New York Giants travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears. A game that went down to the wire saw the Giants fall to the Bears 27-21 making them a pathetic 0-6 on the season.

Goats:

Eli Manning:

Manning hasn't played at the level of an elite quarterback yet this season. In Thursday night's game against the Bears, he threw three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Manning was very erratic will his passes during the game. On the first two drives New York's signal-caller looked terrible throwing the football, while from the end of the first quarter to the end of the third he looked like the Manning Giants fans have grown to love.,Manning's last interception cost the Giants the game on the teams' final drive. Yes tight end Brandon Myers should have caught the ball, but Manning's pass was too high and at the end of the day the success and failures of a team starts at the quarterback position.

Jason Pierre-Paul.

JPP hasn't gotten back to form yet after having back surgery and it has hindered his play on the field. New York's defensive end was nowhere to be found against the Bears, only registering a pair of tackles and developed no sort of pass rush. In fact Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, a quarterback known to be sacked a lot, was not brough to the ground even once in the game.. Also Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka were also goats for game, only having two tackles combined and couldn't rush passer. Because of these three guys not performing well, the Giants defensive line, thought to be the strength of the team, has been a disappointment so far this season and are one of the reasons why the Giants stand at 0-6

Greats:

Brandon Jacobs.

New York's power back looked like Jacobs of old in the Windy City, running for 106 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns. Jacobs looked quicker out of his cuts, and was bullying his way through defenders like it was 2007 and produced the Giants first 100 yard rushing game this season.

Rueben Randle:

Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle had a great night against the Bears. Randle had three catches for 75 yards, and had a big touchdown reception in the second quarter that got the Giants back into the game. Randle looks to be developing into a solid wide receiver and could be a future star for the Big Blue.

Jon Beason:

New York's freshly acquired linebacker tremendous game against the Bears on Thursday. In his first game with the Giants since coming over via a trade from the Carolina Panthers last week, Beason tallied 12 tackles and was all over the field helping the Giants defense do a good job of stopping the Bears running game. Beason still needs to work to get better in pass coverage, but Giants appear to have found their new starting middle linebacker.


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