The New York Giants bid for their first win of the season came up short against a hungry Chicago Bears team on Thursday night. Find out the Cheers and Jeers moments from a wild Week 6 battle in the Windy City.
The wide receivers for the New York Giants
continue to play impressive football. Eli Manning
's favorite target was not Hakeem Nicks
or Victor Cruz
this week against the Chicago Bears
, but it was his third option, Rueben Randle
. In the second quarter Manning connected with Randle for a 37-yard score to knot the game up. Randle finished the game with three receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown. This was the lone bright spot of the night for the passing game of the Giants.
Jeer: Tim Jennings
was a Giant slayer on Thursday night in front of the home crowd. The veteran cornerback grabbed two interceptions off of the struggling Eli Manning. The Bears picked off Manning during the first drive, but were unable to put any points on the board. Later in the first quarter Jennings took business into his own hands literally with a 48 yard interception return for a touchdown. Jennings later clinched the game in the fourth quarter when picked off a tipped pass by Manning. Once again Manning's careless passes are the Jeer of the week, the Giants quarterback now has thrown 15 interceptions this season. It's going to be a long season for Big Blue if Manning can't cure his turnover problems.
"We played as close to four quarters as we've played all year," defensive end Justin Tuck
said after the loss. "We had a chance, a viable chance to win a game. Didn't get it done."
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Turn back the clocks, Brandon Jacobs
was a force to be reckoned with on Thursday night. It was like watching Jacobs when he was in his prime; except he was wearing No. 34 instead of No. 27. Jacobs rumbled past Bears defenders for 106 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns. With David Wilson
out for the season, the Giants need someone to take charge of the backfield. The offense has had trouble putting points on the board with a shaky offensive line and turnover sensitive quarterback, but Jacobs stole the show by punching the ball into the end zone twice.
It's not a fun season for Giants fans as their team is now in a 0-6 hole. Lucky for them, the Giants are only two games behind the first place Dallas Cowboys
(2-3). The Giants will play the Minnesota Vikings
in Week 7, who have also had a cold start to the season sitting at 1-3 heading into their showdown with the Carolina Panthers
this week. Tragedy recently hit the Vikings locker room this week when their star running back Adrian Peterson
lost his son because of an alleged abuse by a man who was dating the two-year-old's mother. Peterson said he will be playing against the Panthers to clear his head from the incident. The Vikings are trying to turn their season around. They signed Josh Freeman
after he had a rough departure from his former team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
. If Christian Ponder
does not start filling up the stat book, this will be Freeman's team. Both teams are searching for answers and this game will be a matter of who responds to the early season adversity.