The Chicago Bears haven’t allowed a touchdown in the fourth quarter this season and needed to keep that streak alive to hold off the New York Giants on Thursday night.
With the Giants driving into Bears’ territory, Eli Manning was intercepted for the third time on the night as a pass intended for tight end Brandon Myers deflected off his fingertips and into the waiting arms of cornerback Tim Jennings. The Bears picked up the first down they needed to run out the remainder of the clock and held on for a 27-21 victory to improve to 4-2 on the season.
The Giants fall to 0-6 for only the second time in franchise history.
The Bears defense forced Manning into two interceptions in the first few minutes of the game. Manning’s second pass attempt of the night was intercepted by Zachary Bowman as the Bears’ offense started their first drive at the Giants’ 12-yard line. However, the Giants held on 4th and 2 to keep the Bears off the scoreboard.
It was short-lived as Manning was intercepted again by Jennings on the Giants’ next possession and returned 48 yards for a touchdown. Manning has now throw 15 interceptions in the Giants’ first six games of the season. Manning finished 14 of 26 for 239 yards and a touchdown with the three interceptions.
Brandon Jacobs rushed for two touchdowns in his first start since returning to the Giants. Jacobs also put together his first 100-yard rushing performance since Week 14 of 2011 with 106 yards on 22 carries against the Bears.
Jay Cutler completed 24 of 36 passes on the night for 262 yards and two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall for the Bears.