The winless Giants (0-5) travel to Chicago’s Soldier Field to play the 3-2 Bears in a nationally-televised contest.
Kickoff: 8:25pm Eastern
Site: Soldier Field
TV: NFLN (CH 11 in NYC) Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (NYG), 113 (Chi) XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (NYG), 226 (Chi)
Weather: Mostly clear, temps around 60
The Line: Bears by 8; OU 47
Series: Bears lead, 27-19-2. Giants have won last two.
Last Game: 10/3/10: Bears 3 at Giants 17. New York RBs Ahmad Bradshaw & Brandon Jacobs each rush for TD. Giants defense hold Bears to 110 total net yards.
Last Game at Site: 12/2/07: Giants 21, Bears 16. New York RB Derrick Ward gains 154 rush yards & scores TD. Giants RB Reuben Droughns rushes for game-winning 2-yard TD with 1:33 remaining.
Giants: OUT: C David Baas (neck), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), S Cooper Taylor (shoulder), CB Corey Webster (groin), RB David Wilson (neck) DOUBTFUL: DE Damontre Moore (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE: DT Linval Joseph (ankle), WR Louis Murphy (ankle), TE Brandon Myers (ankle) PROBABLE: LS Zak DeOssie (back), LB Mark Herzlich (toe), CB Terrell Thomas (knee)
Bears: OUT: DT Nate Collins (knee), S Anthony Walters (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE: TE Martellus Bennett (knee), LB Lance Briggs (hip), DT Stephen Paea (toe), CB Charles Tillman (knee) PROBABLE: WR Joe Anderson (knee), T Eben Britton (foot), T Jermon Bushrod (calf), WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle)
QB Eli Manning has started 140 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB in NFL. Has won past 2 starts vs. Chi. Is 27-6 (.818) in career as starter in Oct…
RB Brandon Jacobs is franchise leader with 57 rush TDs. Has 3 rush TDs in 2 career meetings…
WR Victor Cruz ranks 4th in NFC with 473 rec. yards. WR Hakeem Nicks had 9 catches for 142 yards last week, his 15th career 100-yard game (incl. playoffs). Had 8 catches for 110 yards in last meeting. WR Rueben Randle had 6 catches for 96 yards & 2 TDs last week…
DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 8 sacks & 28-yard INT-TD in past 8 in Oct. DE Justin Tuck has 4.5 sacks & FF in 2 meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi with sack. Had 3 sacks in last meeting.
S Ryan Mundy leads team with 40 tackles, incl. career-high 15 last week vs. Phi…
QB Jay Cutler has won 6 of past 7 in Oct. In career (incl. playoffs), Cutler’s teams are 26-2 (.929) when he has 100+ rating…Since entering NFL in 2008, RB Matt Forte is 1 of 2 players (Ray Rice) with 5,000+ rush (5,702) & 2,500+ rec. (2,525) yards…
WR Brandon Marshall has 38 catches for 491 yards (98.2 per game) & 4 TDs in past 5 Oct. games. WR Alshon Jeffery set franchise record with 218 rec. yards last week. In past 2, has 15 catches for 325 yards (162.5 per game) & 2 TDs.
TE Martellus Bennett spent 2012 with NYG & set career highs in rec. (55), yards (626) & TDs (5)…
Since 2012, Bears have 10 INT-TDs, most in NFL. CB Charles Tillman has INT in 2 of 3 meetings. Since entering NFL in 2003, is only player with 30+ INTs (35) & 30+ FFs (39).
Since entering NFL in 2002, DE Julius Peppers has 112.5 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. Incl. playoffs, has sack in 5 of 6 games vs. NYG.
CB Tim Jennings has 10 INTs since 2012, tied for most in NFL. LB Lance Briggs leads team with 51 tackles.