EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:53 of regulation on Sunday, but won the game 30-27 in overtime.
The Giants went 49 yards in eight plays on their opening possession of overtime, leading to a game-winning 44-yard field goal by Aldrick Rosas. The Giants then held on a fourth-and-8 with Janoris Jenkins batting away a desperation pass by Chase Daniel.
The Giants are 4-8. The Bears are 8-4, with the loss snapping Chicago’s five-game winning streak.
Eli Manning finished the game 19-of-35 for 170 yards with a touchdown and an interception, rebounding from a poor first half. Saquon Barkley ran 24 times for 125 yards and had 21 receiving yards, going over 100 yards from scrimmage for the 11th time in 12 games. Odell Beckham Jr, threw a 49-yard touchdown pass and caught a 1-yard pass.
Defensively, Alec Ogletree had two interceptions, including one he returned 8 yards for a touchdown in the game’s opening minute. Rookie defensive tackle B.J. Hill had two sacks for the Giants.
The Giants appeared to seal the game with 2:19 left when rookie safety Sean Chandler recovered a fumble by Chicago’s Taylor Gabriel at the Bears’ 13-yard line. B.W. Webb forced the fumble after a completion. Aldrick Rosas hit a 37-yard field goal with 1:53 remaining to provide the Giants with their final points, and a two-score margin.
The Bears, however, drove for a 21-yard Cody Parkey field goal with 1:13 to go, then recovered the onside kick.
The Bears tied the game with a 1-yard after a pass interference call on B.W. Webb in the end zone gave Chicago a first-and-goal. A pass from Tarik Cohen to Anthony Miller and Parkey’s extra point sent the game to overtime.
Moments that mattered
Kyle gets a uniform: Rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta was active for the first time in 12 games Sunday as the Giants chose him over Alex Tanney as the backup quarterback.
Another Pick 6 for Ogletree: Alec Ogletree got the Giants off to a fast start, intercepting a Chase Daniel pass and returning it 8 yards for a touchdown to give the Giants a 7-0 lead just 46 seconds into the game.
I'll Take That! @MROGLETREE52 with the Pick-6 and the #NYGiants strike first!#CHIvsNYG | #GiantsPride pic.twitter.com/lVNLaloxCp— New York Giants (@Giants) December 2, 2018
Curtis Riley drops a gift: Eight plays after this abomination, a 2-yard pass from Daniel to Adam Shaheen tied the game.
Let's just draft Deionte Thompson and call it a season #NYG pic.twitter.com/y80Gyc9SRr— TankSZN Ethan (@EthanGSN) December 2, 2018
Ogletree does it again: The Bears drove their 47 to the Giants 23-yard line early in the second quarter before Ogletree snuffed out the drive with his second interception, this one a leaping one-hand grab.
Ode to the “Fridge:” The Bears gave the ball to 332-pound defensive tackle Akiem Hicks on a fourth-and goal at the Giants 1-yard line. Harkening back to the days of William “Refrigerator” Perry, he hammered the ball in to give Chicago a 14-7 lead with 3:40 left in the first half.
About that range: We have been wondering what sort of range placekicker Aldrick Rosas had. A 57-yard field goal at the end of the first half Sunday, the longest in Giants’ history, gave us a pretty good answer.
57-yards for Aldrick Rosas! That's the longest Field Goal in Giants History!#AldrickRosas #ProBowlVote#CHIvsNYG | #GiantsPride pic.twitter.com/JsW9lMlsH1— New York Giants (@Giants) December 2, 2018
Odell for quarterback: Odell Beckham Jr. caught only two passes in eight first-half targets. So, what to do? The Giants let Beckham throw in the second half, and Beckham hit Russell Shepard with a 49-yard pass for a touchdown to give the Giants a 17-14 lead with 12:49 left in the half. Beckham is now 2-for-2 passing this season. Can you say “quarterback of the future?”
Punching it in: The Giants drove from their 40 to the Chicago 1-yard line. After failing to score on three straight plays, Pat Shurmur elected to go for the touchdown with the Giants holding a 24-14 lead. Manning, facing a rush, lofted a touchdown pass to a wide open Beckham to give the Giants a 24-14 lead with 3:58 to play in the third quarter.
Let's Go Big Blue!!! Eli finds @OBJ and the #NYGiants go up 24-14.#CHIvsNYG | #GiantsPride | #ProBowlVote pic.twitter.com/aAfRt90wgy— New York Giants (@Giants) December 2, 2018
The final 1:53: The Giants had a 10-point lead with 1:53 to go after a 37-yard Rosas field goal. The Bears got a 21-yard Parkey field goal with 1:13 to go, then recovered the onside kick.
A 23-yard pass from Daniel to Cohen put the ball at the Giants’ 9-yard line with 17 seconds to play. A 1-yard pass on a reverse from wide receiver Allen Robinson to wide receiver Anthony Miller on the final play of regulation sent the game to overtime.
Rookie linebacker Tae Davis left the game with an ankle injury. Ukeme Ilegwe got snaps in his place.
The Giants travel to the nation’s capital next Sunday to face the Washington Redskins at 1 p.m. ET. The Giants lost to the Redskins 20-13 in Week 8.
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