The New York Giants are in quite the predicament: Starting the season 0-5 and going into Week 6 traveling to Soldier Field, to face off against the 3-2 Chicago Bears. The Giants are still looking for that elusive first win of the season, but it’ll be tough to get it this week in Chicago on a short week.
Can they pull it off?
As always, Empire Writes Back has you covered on all the information you need to watch the Giants face off against the Bears.
Date: October 10
Start Time: 8:25 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois
Tickets: Giants vs. Bears tickets
TV Info: NFL Network
Listen: Dial Global Sports
If you’re on the go, you can stream the game live at NFL.com Live Stream.
What to watch for
What happened to the two-time Super Bowl MVP? This is his worst season yet — Eli Manning has a league high 13 turnovers with one fumble and 12 interceptions; three of those were in the fourth quarter. Manning has also been off target throughout five games, completing only 53 percent of his passes. But it’s not all his fault. His offensive line’s inability to block opposing defenders is killing is production. Manning has already been sacked 15 times and will get more pressure on Thursday from a physical Bears defense.
The Giants have to limit their turnovers, but that will be difficult to accomplish since the Giants have been careless with the football, committing 20 of them. Meanwhile, the Bears defense thrives off of creating turnovers and is currently third in the league with 14 takeaways. Can the Giants fix in time for Thursday night? It’s not impossible, but from what we’ve seen so far from Big Blue, it will most likely not happen. Not for this game.
Click this link to check out what the New York Giants need to do to get their first win.