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New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Pick & Prediction SEP 20TH 2020

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The Chicago Bears are out to remain unbeaten in their 2020 home opener against the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago (1-0) carries momentum of a fourth-quarter rally in Week 1 to defeat the Detroit Lions on the road. The Bears trailed 23-6 at the end of the third quarter but stormed back with 21 unanswered points in the final 13:43 to secure the win.

They face a hungry team in the Giants (0-1), who are looking to climb back to .500 after losing 26-16 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in front of a national TV audience Monday night. This will be New York's first road game under new head coach Joe Judge.

Giants running back Saquon Barkley was frustrated by the Steelers' attacking front seven on Monday. The Bears, while not a 3-4 front, are stout against the run and present a hurdle to a Barkley bounce-back performance. Barkley did provide a spark with six catches for 60 yards, but on the ground he managed only six yards on 15 carries.

Judge said he needed more from his offensive line in order to create running lanes for Barkley. The Giants' starting offensive line quickly is trying to build chemistry with three new faces in tackles Andrew Thomas and Cam Fleming along with center Nick Gates.

"That's the biggest thing," Judge said. "That's the thing about those bigs, it does not matter how one guy plays. It's all five have to play in sync, all the time."

Bears coach Matt Nagy also wants to see improvement from his squad. He is emphasizing the need for a better start to the game so Chicago does not have to rely upon a wild comeback like it did in Week 1.

That goes for everyone, Nagy said, including quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who beat out Nick Foles this preseason for the starting job.

"The biggest thing that we have to get to is the consistency throughout the game," Nagy said. "We've got to be more consistent and we need to help the offense in general do that, and when you asked the question about Mitchell, he needs to do that as well."

The Bears, who ranked 27th in the NFL in rushing last season, are hoping a reliable running game creates a more dependable Trubisky. The Bears rushed for 149 yards on 28 attempts against the Lions, with David Montgomery leading the way with 64 yards.

"The biggest thing we saw was guys just finishing their blocks, all across the board, from wide receivers to tight ends to us (offensive line)," center Cody Whitehair said.

Trubisky, the Bears' fourth-year signal-caller, struggled during most of his season debut before igniting the offense late in the contest. He finished 20 of 36 for three touchdowns and no interceptions -- good for a 104.2 passer rating. But the Bears were just 2 of 11 on third downs.

On the opposite sideline, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will try to curtail his mistakes after throwing a pair of interceptions against the Steelers. The second-year player finished 26 of 41 for 279 yards and two touchdowns.

Blake Martinez leads all Giants defenders with 12 tackles, while Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence have one sack apiece.

For Chicago, three players (Danny Trevathan, Roquan Smith and Tashaun Gipson) share the team lead with seven tackles. Akiem Hicks has the Bears' lone sack while Kyle Fuller leads the way with one interception.

This is the 61st meeting between the iconic NFL franchises. The Bears lead the all-time series 34-24-2, including a 19-14 home victory in the most recent matchup in 2019. One year earlier, the Giants edged the Bears for a 30-27 home victory in overtime.

--Field Level Media

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New York Giants

Chicago Bears

Player Position Lineup
Corey Ballentine primary: Right Cornerback Starter
Saquon Barkley primary: Runningback Starter
Lorenzo Carter primary: Strong Linebacker Starter
Evan Engram primary: Tight End Starter
Nick Gates primary: Center Starter
Will Hernandez primary: Left Guard Starter
Daniel Jones primary: Quarterback Starter
Dexter Lawrence primary: Defensive End Starter
Julian Love primary: Free Safety Starter
Jabrill Peppers primary: Strong Safety Starter
Sterling Shepard primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Darius Slayton primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Kaden Smith primary: Tight End Starter
Dalvin Tomlinson primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Leonard Williams primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Kevin Zeitler primary: Right Guard Starter
James Bradberry primary: Left Cornerback Starter
Kyler Fackrell primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Cameron Fleming primary: Right Tackle Starter
Blake Martinez primary: Middle Linebacker Starter
Andrew Thomas primary: Left Tackle Starter
Logan Ryan primary: Defensive Back Starter
Riley Dixon primary: Punter Substitution
Devante Downs primary: Linebacker Substitution
B.J. Hill primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Elijhaa Penny primary: Fullback Substitution
Golden Tate primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Oshane Ximines primary: Linebacker Substitution
Nate Ebner primary: Safety Substitution
Levine Toilolo primary: Tight End Substitution
Austin Johnson primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Casey Kreiter primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Dion Lewis primary: Runningback Substitution
Darnay Holmes primary: Cornerback Substitution
Cam Brown primary: Linebacker Substitution
Tae Crowder primary: Linebacker Substitution
Markus Golden primary: Linebacker Substitution
C.J. Board primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Graham Gano primary: Kicker Substitution
Isaac Yiadom primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Damion Ratley primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Sean Chandler primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Brandon Williams primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Wayne Gallman primary: Runningback Not active
RJ McIntosh primary: Defensive Linesman Not active
Spencer Pulley primary: Center Did not play
Colt McCoy primary: Quarterback Did not play
Eric Tomlinson primary: Tight End Not active
Matt Peart primary: Offensive Tackle Did not play
Shane Lemieux primary: Offensive Linesman Did not play
Carter Coughlin primary: Linebacker Not active
TJ Brunson primary: Linebacker Not active
Adrian Colbert primary: Defensive Back Not active
Jackson Barton primary: Offensive Tackle Not active
Ryan Lewis primary: Cornerback Did not play
Player Position Lineup
James Daniels primary: Left Guard Starter
Kyle Fuller primary: Cornerback Starter
Akiem Hicks primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Eddie Jackson primary: Safety Starter
Charles Leno Jr. primary: Left Tackle Starter
Khalil Mack primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Bobby Massie primary: Right Tackle Starter
David Montgomery primary: Runningback Starter
Bilal Nichols primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Roy Robertson-Harris primary: Defensive End Starter
Allen Robinson II primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Roquan Smith primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Danny Trevathan primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Mitchell Trubisky primary: Quarterback Starter
Cody Whitehair primary: Center Starter
Demetrius Harris primary: Tight End Starter
Jimmy Graham primary: Tight End Starter
Germain Ifedi primary: Right Guard Starter
Barkevious Mingo primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Jaylon Johnson primary: Cornerback Starter
Darnell Mooney primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Tashaun Gipson Sr. primary: Safety Starter
Alex Bars primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Deon Bush primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Tarik Cohen primary: Runningback Substitution
Rashaad Coward primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
DeAndre Houston-Carson primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Joel Iyiegbuniwe primary: Linebacker Substitution
Sherrick McManis primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Anthony Miller primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Ryan Nall primary: Runningback Substitution
Pat O'Donnell primary: Punter Substitution
Cordarrelle Patterson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Buster Skrine primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Javon Wims primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
J.P. Holtz primary: Tight End Substitution
James Vaughters primary: Linebacker Substitution
Brent Urban primary: Defensive End Substitution
Patrick Scales primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Robert Quinn primary: Linebacker Substitution
Cole Kmet primary: Tight End Substitution
Kindle Vildor primary: Defensive Back Substitution
John Jenkins primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Cairo Santos primary: Kicker Substitution
Mario Edwards Jr. primary: Defensive End Substitution
Devante Bond primary: Linebacker Substitution
Riley Ridley primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Duke Shelley primary: Defensive Back Not active
Josh Woods primary: Linebacker Not active
Nick Foles primary: Quarterback Did not play
Jason Spriggs primary: Offensive Linesman Did not play
Trevis Gipson primary: Linebacker Not active
Arlington Hambright primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Ted Ginn Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Not active

New York Giants

Chicago Bears

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 4
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 34 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • MIN 7
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 28 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: David Montgomery
    • Passer: Mitchell Trubisky
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 15 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Darnell Mooney
    • Passer: Mitchell Trubisky
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • Period 3
  • MIN 9
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 39 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Graham Gano
  • Period 4
  • MIN 7
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 37 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Graham Gano
  • MIN 14
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Rusher: Dion Lewis
    • Conv Kicker: Graham Gano
  • Match End

GAMES

Last 10

W 30% L 70%
3 7
  • Philadelphia W 17 - 27
  • @Washington W 23 - 20
  • Tampa Bay L 25 - 23
  • @Philadelphia L 21 - 22
  • Washington W 19 - 20
  • @Dallas L 34 - 37
  • @L.A. Rams L 9 - 17
  • San Francisco L 36 - 9
  • @Chicago L 13 - 17
  • Pittsburgh L 26 - 16
W 50% L 50%
5 5
  • Minnesota L 19 - 13
  • @Tennessee L 17 - 24
  • New Orleans L 26 - 23
  • @L.A. Rams L 10 - 24
  • @Carolina W 23 - 16
  • Tampa Bay W 19 - 20
  • Indianapolis L 19 - 11
  • @Atlanta W 30 - 26
  • N.Y. Giants W 13 - 17
  • @Detroit W 27 - 23

Next Games

  • @Cincinnati(08-22-19) W 25 - 23
  • @Seattle(11-09-14) L 17 - 38
  • Arizona(10-20-19) L 27 - 21
  • Cleveland(08-09-18) L 20 - 10
  • @Baltimore(12-23-12) L 14 - 33
  • @Green Bay(12-15-19) L 13 - 21
  • Detroit(11-10-19) W 13 - 20
  • Houston(11-11-12) L 13 - 6
  • @Minnesota(12-29-19) W 21 - 19
  • @Jacksonville(10-07-12) W 41 - 3

Last Meetings

  • Giants @ Bears 13-17
  • Giants @ Bears 14-19
  • Bears @ Giants 13-32
  • Bears @ Giants 27-30
  • Bears @ Giants 16-22
  • Giants @ Bears 21-27
  • Bears @ Giants 20-17
  • Bears @ Giants 13-41
  • Bears @ Giants 3-17
  • Giants @ Bears 3-17

American Football Conference

AFC EastWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Buffalo Bills73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-13-27-0-3
Miami Dolphins64 0.6001.00.00.0 3-23-26-0-4
New England Patriots46 0.4003.00.00.0 3-21-44-0-6
New York Jets010 0.0007.00.00.0 0-50-50-0-10
AFC NorthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Pittsburgh Steelers100 01.0000.00.00.0 5-05-010-0-0
Cleveland Browns73 0.7003.00.00.0 5-12-27-0-3
Baltimore Ravens64 0.6004.00.00.0 2-34-16-0-4
Cincinnati Bengals27 1.2227.50.00.0 2-20-52-1-7
AFC SouthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Tennessee Titans73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-23-17-0-3
Indianapolis Colts73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-13-27-0-3
Houston Texans37 0.3004.00.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars19 0.1006.00.00.0 1-40-51-0-9
AFC WestWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Kansas City Chiefs91 0.9000.00.00.0 4-15-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders64 0.6003.00.00.0 2-34-16-0-4
Denver Broncos46 0.4005.00.00.0 2-32-34-0-6
Los Angeles Chargers37 0.3006.00.00.0 2-31-43-0-7

National Football Conference

NFC EastWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Philadelphia Eagles36 1.3330.00.00.0 2-21-43-1-6
New York Giants37 0.3000.50.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Dallas Cowboys37 0.3000.50.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Washington Football Team37 0.3000.50.00.0 3-30-43-0-7
NFC NorthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Green Bay Packers73 0.7000.00.00.0 3-14-27-0-3
Chicago Bears55 0.5002.00.00.0 2-33-25-0-5
Detroit Lions46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-33-34-0-6
Minnesota Vikings46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-43-24-0-6
NFC SouthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
New Orleans Saints82 0.8000.00.00.0 5-13-18-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers74 0.6361.50.00.0 3-24-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers47 0.3644.50.00.0 2-42-34-0-6
Atlanta Falcons37 0.3005.00.00.0 1-42-33-0-7
NFC WestWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Los Angeles Rams73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-03-37-0-3
Seattle Seahawks73 0.7000.00.00.0 5-02-37-0-3
Arizona Cardinals64 0.6001.00.00.0 3-23-26-0-4
San Francisco 49ers46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-43-24-0-6

Last Injuries

Chicago Bears

  • Javon Wims

    Suspension
    Elig Sun | out

    Wims is serving a two-game suspension for an on-field altercation, and he is eligible to return for Sunday's contest versus the Packers.

  • Mitchell Trubisky

    Shoulder
    Prob Sun | probable

    Trubisky is laid up due to a shoulder injury, but he is projected to be available against the Packers on Sunday.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson

    Calf
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Patterson has an injured calf, leaving his availability for Sunday's shown against the Packers clouded.

  • Sam Mustipher

    Knee
    Prob Sun | probable

    Mustipher has sat out the previous two games due to a knee injury, but he is expected to take the field on Sunday against the Packers.

  • Eddie Jackson

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Jackson has been shuttled to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and there is no indication when he will get back in the lineup.

  • John Jenkins

    Ankle
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Jenkins has missed his last two games with an ankle injury, leaving his status against the Packers on Sunday hazy.

  • Sherrick McManis

    Finger
    Ques Sun | questionable

    McManis missed his last game due to a fractured index finger, and it is undetermined if he will be available for Sunday's battle versus the Packers.

  • David Montgomery

    Concussion
    Prob Sun | probable

    Montgomery missed his last game with a concussion, but it is anticipated that he will be available for Sunday's tilt versus the Packers.

New York Giants

  • Oshane Ximines

    Shoulder
    Ques Sun | I-R

    Ximines has been ticketed for the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a shoulder injury, and he has three weeks in order to be activated.

  • Kevin Zeitler

    Concussion
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Zeitler exited the previous game with a concussion, and it is unknown if he will be cleared in time for Sunday against the Bengals.

  • Sterling Shepard

    Hip
    Prob Sun | probable

    Shepard is expected to face the Bengals on Sunday despite a hip injury.

  • Tae Crowder

    Hamstring
    Ques Sun | I-R

    Crowder has wound up on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a hamstring injury. The team will have two weeks in order to activate him.

  • Kaden Smith

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Smith has been shuttled to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is uncertain when he will return to the lineup.

  • Matt Peart

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Peart has ended up on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and there is no timetable for recovery.

  • Dante Pettis

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Pettis has shifted to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is unclear how much time he will need to recovery.

  • Graham Gano

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Gano has popped up on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and he will miss an extended period.

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky threw two touchdown passes and the Chicago Bears held on for a 17-13 win over the visiting New York Giants on Sunday afternoon.

David Montgomery and Darnell Mooney each caught a touchdown pass for Chicago (2-0), which has won its first two games of the season for the first time since 2013. Veteran defensive end Robert Quinn registered a sack and a forced fumble in his team debut.

A bad start to the season quickly got worse for New York (0-2), which lost running back Saquon Barkley to a right knee injury during the first play of the second quarter. Barkley is scheduled to undergo tests on the knee Monday, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Giants fear that he might have a torn ACL.

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones completed 25 of 40 passes for 241 yards and an interception. Dion Lewis scored on a 1-yard run for New York's lone touchdown.

New York drove to the Bears' 10-yard line for a chance at a go-ahead touchdown as time expired, but Jones' pass intended for wideout Golden Tate fell incomplete.

Trubisky, who completed 18 of 28 passes for 190 yards, helped the Bears jump out to a 7-0 lead on their opening drive. Trubisky flipped a short pass to Montgomery, who caught the ball and weaved through defenders on his way to the end zone for a 28-yard score.

Quinn crashed the pocket and stripped the ball from Jones on the following possession, and Khalil Mack quickly pounced on the loose ball for a fumble recovery. The Bears turned the takeaway into points four plays later when Cairo Santos drilled a 34-yard field goal to make it 10-0.

Chicago made it 17-0 with 14 seconds to go in the first half. Trubisky bought time with his feet and eventually connected with Mooney in the front right corner of the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown.

New York got on the scoreboard with a 39-yard field goal by Graham Gano early in the third quarter. An interception by Giants defensive back Julian Love helped to set up the score.

In the first minute of the fourth quarter, the Giants pulled within 17-10. Lewis scooted up the middle and pushed across the goal line for his first rushing touchdown since Sept. 9, 2018.

Gano cut the Giants' deficit to 17-13 with 7:43 remaining when he connected on a 37-yard field goal.

--Field Level Media