New York Giants look to end slide in Chicago

Bennie Fowler III, New York Giants. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Bennie Fowler III, New York Giants. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

September 29 that’s the day of the New York Giants last win. After a bye week, they take the show on the road to Chicago and a matchup with the disappointing Bears.

The New York Giants will head to Soldier Field in Week 12 to take on a reeling Chicago Bears team. At 4-6, the Monsters of the Midway have the second-lowest point total in the NFC this season, just one year removed from capturing the NFC North Division title.

Big Blue entered last week’s bye on a six-game losing skid. While a postseason berth is a near impossibility the G-Men can use the final six-game stretch to take inventory and evaluate what is they have in-house to build on for the 2020 season.

Saquon Barkley is the catalyst for the offense and arguably the best running back in football while rookie Darius Slayton has emerged as a nice complimentary piece in the receiving game. Though it is looking like Evan Engram is doubtful to suit up this week, Rhett Ellison has shown a nice rapport with his quarterback Daniel Jones and could be heavily targeted.

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Defensively the New York Giants have been bitten by big plays in the opposition’s passing attack through 2019. Their run defense however is ranked fourteenth in the league, which may play nicely into their favor as the Bears have struggled to maintain consistency in the run game. Starting RB David Montgomery has eclipsed 100 yards rushing only one time this season and is a question mark to play this week.

Chicago’s most viable option on offense this season has been WR Allen Robinson. The sixth-year pro who has registered 633 yards on 57 receptions and three touchdowns. He’s succeeded despite what seems to have been lackluster play at the quarterback position by Mitchel Trubisky. Look for a great match up between him and the Jackrabbit, Janoris Jenkins.

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Look for this to be a good tussle and an impressive Saquon performance versus the vaunted Bears defense. To preview any NFL game without adding some fantasy projection is just not commonplace these days so I’m saying start Barkley and Tate, and if a bye week dictates don’t shy away from Ellison.