New York Giants: Week Two Matchup & Prediction

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants. (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants. (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images) /
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New York Giants Offense vs. Chicago Bears Defense

When the Giants and Bears faced off in 2019, the Giants offense didn’t necessarily struggle too much, despite putting up only 14 points. Daniel Jones had another rather impressive game, throwing for two touchdowns and zero interceptions, despite completing only 21 of his 36 passes and throwing for 150 yards.

Darius Slayton continued to be impressive in his rookie season, going for 67 yards on only four receptions. Slayton was the Giants leading receiver against the Bears, and in 2020 he will be a major part of their offense once again.

As for the Bears defense, they will have a different look in 2020 than they did in their 2019 matchup against Big Blue. The Bears lost several key players including Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller, and Leonard Floyd, all starters in 2019, who are no longer on the Bears’ roster.

However, the good news for the Bears and the bad news for the Giants is that the Bears still have Khalil Mack, one of the best defensive players in the NFL. Last season against the G-Men, Mack had three total tackles, two for loss and a sack to go with it.

In 2020, Mack will once again be a factor in the week two matchup against the Giants. The good news for the Giants though, is that their offensive line is far improved for the 2020 season as that was their main point of focus during the 2020 draft.

This being said, the Giants might be able to slow down the Bears’ defense once again, as they put Daniel Jones into the dirt only once in their matchup last season.

The Bears’ biggest question for the 2020 season is their secondary as they lost a key factor in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Prince Amukamara, and Kyle Fuller. Therefore, their secondary is going to be a combination of several newcomers, who might not have spent much time together due to COVID-19 restrictions.