The first half couldn’t have started out much worse for the Giant. The Bears got the ball on the opening kickoff and proceeded to grind out a long touchdown drive to start the game. The Giants were unable to answer when Daniel Jones lost the ball on a strip sack to end the Giants’ opening drive. New York was fortunate that the Bears were only able to score three points after rookie Darnell Mooney dropped what would have been a diving touchdown catch.
Jones gave the ball up again on the next drive as he attempted an ill-advised pass into traffic which the Bears intercepted. Trubisky added insult to injury with another touchdown drive late in the second quarter, while the Giants failed to convert a long field goal try as time expired in the half.
If there was a bright spot for the Giants, it was how the defensive line was able to disrupt the Bears’ offense and get to Mitchell Trubisky for much of the half.
The game changed complexion in a blink when the Giants lost Saquon Barkley to a knee injury on the first play of the second quarter. He was carried off the field and carted into the locker room and quickly ruled out of the game. We’ll get more information on Barkley Monday when he will be evaluated further.
The Bears also lost running back David Montgomery to a neck injury after he was upended trying to hurdle the Giants’ defensive line.
Use this as your open thread as the Giants will get the ball to start the second half.