Giants win another close one, for 5th straight victory


Giants win another close one, for 5th straight victory

The Giants also have putrid in the running game, with only historically bad Minnesota worse on the ground.

The Giants are no longer quietly coming together now, because they're tipping their hand to their most successful recent history.

"Nobody wants to start slow", said Vernon.

Eli Manning threw a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown to rookie receiver Sterling Shepard in the third quarter as NY rallied for its fifth straight win. Then came the advent of the "K-ball", which prevented kickers from scrubbing down footballs leading up to the game to make them easier to strike.

Eli Manning threw a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass to rookie Sterling Shepard in the third quarter as the Giants rallied for their fifth straight win with a 22-16 decision Sunday over the Chicago Bears in a gusty MetLife Stadium.

Offensively, the Bears punted on four of their six second-half possessions, while the other two resulted in a missed field goal and a game-ending interception.

"Injuries can devastate a team, but we are a team that believes in a next man up mentality", Porter said. He was acquired as a complementary piece to that great defense led by coach Lovie Smith, and the Bears made move after move to appease Cutler, none of which got them any closer to winning.

NY took the lead and never looked back on Manning's 15-yard touchdown pass to receiver Sterling Shepard with 6:49 left in the third quarter.

The Giants (7-3) got a second-half shutout from their defense and a game-clinching interception from Landon Collins as injuries on the offensive line finally caught up with the Bears (2-8) and left Jay Cutler under constant pressure.

Chicago (2-8) scored three times on its first three possessions, as NY struggled to stop Bears running back Jordan Howard. The Giants sacked Jay Cutler four times. "These games that you lose when you definitely have a chance at the end to win, those are the ones that kind of keep you up at night".

McPhee said he was overall pleased with his individual plays, but gave credit to Manning for evading the pass rush.

Gould missed two extra points and Barth missed an extra point and had a 51-yard field goal bounce off the upright.

"Bittersweet, I guess", Smith said.

"He's a baller - straight up", teammate Jonathan Casillas said of Collins after the Giants' fifth consecutive victory improved them to 7-3. With every victory, with every week, we're getting stronger as a team.

"It was what it was, you put on the film, you'll see". I think we came in prepared and ready to rush. Miller had three catches for 61 yards, including a 19-yard TD in the first half.

GOING FOR IT: A couple of fourth-down gambles got the Giants nine points in the half.

RUNNING GIANTS: New York is starting to find a running game. Had the Bears been able to recover Harris' fumble, it could have changed the momentum of the game. The Bears said he returned to Chicago on Sunday night. He limped to the locker room at the end of the second quarter with a right foot injury.

The Giants have up 16 points and 214 yards in the first half to a Chicago offense averaging 15.7 points and 347.3 yards per game.

In his last two active games, Cruz has had two catches. Defensive back Cre'Von LeBlanc is in the concussion protocol and left guard Josh Sitton injured his right ankle. He is completing 59.1 percent of his passes - his worst accuracy since 2012 - and has four touchdowns and five interceptions, good for a rating of 78.1.

The Chicago Bears take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 12. The Giants have effectively navigated their November schedule, and they are rewarded by facing the winless Cleveland Browns.



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