Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers, something the New York Giants wanted to avoid but have failed to do so during the first half of this game.
During the first series of the game, New York Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning threw an interception to Zack Bowman who was filling in tonight for Charles Tillman. A decision that must have been hard for Tillman to accept, but it seems to be working out just fine.
This defense has given up 60 rushing yards in the first half to the Giants, Brandon Jacobs has 57 of those rushing yards with a four yard touchdown.
Eli Manning currently has 152 passing yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown by corner-back Tim Jennings in the first quarter. Both offensive lines seem to be protecting their quarterbacks pretty well as neither of them have been sacked. The pressure up front was a key for both teams coming into this game.
The Giants were able to move the chains eight times in the first half through the air as the Bears picked up 11 passing first downs.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall who was only targeted five times against the New Orleans Saints is having a big game as he was given the go-ahead to wear his bright green shoes. He’s picked up 65 yards on six receptions and brought in the only two offensive touchdowns Chicago has managed to score so far.
Manning was able to find wide receiver Rueben Randle for a big 37 yard touchdown reception that tied the game 14 all until Cutler was able to find Marshall to pull ahead 21-14.
Chicago got the ball with around 2:40 left in the clock and Cutler was able to move the chains. The offense mixed it up with Forte rushing for a 13 yard first down and Cutler was able to hit Bennett on a tight pass that barely got by linebacker Jon Beason for a 15 yard reception.
Bears running back Matt Forte has 35 rushing yards on nine carries.
New York got the ball to start off the game, so Jay Cutler and this offense will look to extend their lead to start off the second half.