It all started so promisingly for the Giants when Alec Ogletree blitzed Chase Daniel and came up with a interception returned for a touchdown to give them a 7-0 lead 46 seconds into the game. The defense managed a quick three and out on the next possession to get the offense another chance with good field position, and Ogletree snagged another interception later in the game.
But despite plenty of opportunities, the Giants’ offense simply couldn’t capitalize or do much of anything. Manning was noticeably off in the first half, lacking in precision as he tried to force the ball to Odell Beckham Jr. Meanwhile, the offensive line couldn’t generate much in the way of space for Saquon Barkley.
On the defensive side of things, the Giants’ fast start faltered as they repeatedly gave up the edge in the running game, which put the Bears in position to draw tie the game then take the lead.
The Giants got the ball back one last time at the end of the half, and following a characteristically impressive run from Barkley, Aldrick Rosas nailed a career-long 57-yard field goal.
The Giants will get the ball to start the second half. With Kyle Lauletta active, it remains to be seen if the rookie will get his first chance.
Sterling Shepard is questionable to return with a rib injury, as is LB Tae Davis with an ankle injury
Use this as your open thread for the second half.