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Giants-Bears final score: Giants rout Chicago backups, 32-13

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Giants wins second straight preseason game

NFL: Preseason-Chicago Bears at New York Giants
Rod Smith of the Giants carries the ball during Friday night’s game against the Bears.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning and Daniel Jones were both sharp throwing the ball as the New York Giants defeated the imposter Chicago Bears, 32-13, in a preseason game on Friday night at MetLife Stadium.

Imposter because the Bears did not play a single starter in Friday’s game.

The Giants are now 2-0 on the preseason.

Eli’s night

Eli Manning played one successful series, leading the Giants on a 10-play, 79-yard touchdown drive to start the game. He went 4-of-4 for 42 yards and capped the drive with an 8-yard touchdown strike to Bennie Fowler.

Manning’s night started like this:

It ended like this:

Daniel Jones

Jones isn’t perfect. He had two fumbles, dropping a snap on one play and being strip-sacked on another. Still, he threw the ball exceptionally well. Jones went 11-of-14 for 161 yards and a touchdown.

There was this deep ball:

There was also this gorgeous touchdown throw to T.J. Jones:

Injury updates

Cornerback and special teams ace Antonio Hamilton suffered a groin strain.

Sack attack

The Giants found a pass rush as Markus Golden, Oshane Ximines and Olsen Pierre all registered sacks. All are players the Giants will need to pressure quarterbacks during the season.

Running backs shine

All three Giants’ running backs had nice nights.

  • Rod Smith had 10 carries for 42 yards.
  • Paul Perkins had six carries for 35 yards.
  • Jon Hilliman had 16 carries for 56 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run.

What’s next?

The Giants’ third preseason game will be Thursday, Aug. 22 when they travel to face the Cincinnati Bengals. Game time is 7 p.m.