The New York Giants are coming off of a bye week that felt even longer due to a 34-27 loss to the rival New York Jets on November 10. With the extra week to think and soak in the six-game losing streak, the Giants also had some additional time to prepare to face the Chicago Bears Sunday.
The Giants, per BetOnline, are predicted to be 7-point underdogs to the Bears this weekend at Soldier Field.
Two weeks ago, the Giants were predicted to be 2-point favorites over the Jets - and look how that turned out.
The Bears are coming off of a 17-7 loss to the Rams in Week 11. Chicago is ranked third in the NFC North with a 4-6 record. The Bears are ranked towards the bottom in the NFL in all offensive categories. They are 28th in total points with 16.9, 30th in total yards with 262.7, 30th in passing yards with 182.8 and 29th in rushing yards with 79.9. The Giants, by comparison, are ranked only slightly higher in the same categories. New York is 23rd in points (20.3), 24th in total yards (322.2), 18th in passing yards (228) and 22nd in rushing yards (94.2).
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has 176 completions in 282 attempts this season with 1,580 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. He has also been sacked 23 times. Trubisky was pulled in the final drive of the Bears’ game against the Rams due to a hip injury, so it remains unclear who will start Sunday.
Running back David Montgomery has 143 rushing attempts for 497 yards and five touchdowns. Wide receiver Allen Robinson leads the team with 57 receptions, 633 yards and three touchdowns.
The Giants are looking for their first win since September 29 and their third victory of the season when they travel to Chicago this weekend.