New York Giants: Good news and bad news in loss to Chicago

New York Giants, Saquon Barkley

The New York Giants fell to the Chicago Bears in week two by a score of 17-13. In a game that started off poorly for the Giants ended up becoming a competitive one.

Of course, the contest was stamped by the injury to Saquon Barkley. Barkley earned four carries for 28 yards before going down on the right side of the field after being tackled by Bears’ defender Eddie Jackson. He was immediately taken out of the game and limped into the locker room. Early reports have indicated it is a torn ACL, and he will be out for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Good news and bad news for the New York Giants:


Despite the loss, the Giants showed immense fight in the second half of the game. Down 17-0, the Giants put 13 points on the board and held the Bears to zero points. They also recorded two turnovers, thanks to cornerback James Bradberry. The Giants’ free-agent signing this year tipped a pass earlier in the game that resulted in a Julian Love interception, and had one of his own on the right side of the boundary manned up against Allen Robinson.

Altogether, with Barkley and Sterling Shepard leaving the game prematurely, the Giants stayed involved and competed until the final whistle. It came down to the wire, with the Giants at the Chicago 10 yard-line with four seconds on the board. If not for a Golden Tate offensive pass interference, the Giants might’ve had a chance at tying the game, but they ultimately fell on the back of a tough first-half performance.

Individually, Bradberry, Logan Ryan, and Lorenzo Carter all stood out. The defensive line struggled to keep the Bears rushing attack limited, allowing 135 yards. Nonetheless, the Giants racked up four sacks and seven tackles for loss, which statistically is solid production.


There was plenty of bad news to go around for the Giants in the loss. Of course, Barkley’s potentially season-ending injury and Sterling Shepard‘s toe injury highlighted the bad. In addition, Daniel Jones turned the ball over twice, allowing one fumble and an interception.

Once again, the Giants’ rushing game was kept under 75 yards, and defensively, they couldn’t stop the run. However, a strong fighting performance is all we could’ve asked for in this rebuilding phase. The injuries are significant, and we will continue evaluating them in the coming days.

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