The Chicago Bears and the New York Giants in the rain and wind at MetLife Stadium felt like an old-time football game between these two football teams. New York took down Chicago by a final score of 20-12 and they improved to 3-1 on the year.
Saquon Barkley Stole The Show
The New York Giants seem to revolve around one player right now: Saquon Barkley. That is not an offense to Daniel Jones, the starting quarterback of this football team, but Barkley is putting on a show. He rushed for 146 yards on 31 carries. Saquon Barkley also caught two passes for 16 yards receiving.
Whenever the football is in hands, something exciting can very well happen. He makes negative gains into positive gains. They just ran the football at will against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. Chicago knew it was coming and they still couldn’t stop it.
Also, Saquon Barkley had to play some wild cat at the quarterback position because Daniel Jones suffered an ankle injury and Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion. It was exciting to see if you are a New York Giants fan or just a fan of football in general.
Daniel Jones Two Bootleg Touchdowns
Daniel Jones didn’t pass the football much in this one, but he sure did use his legs to his advantage. Jones ran for two touchdowns on bootleg plays. He rushed for a 21-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and an 8-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Jones completed 8-of-13 passes for 71 yards passing. He also rushed for 68 yards on six carries and two touchdowns. Daniel Jones has not a lot to work with at the wide receiver position as well.
The Wide Receivers Yikes
The New York Giants wide receiving core is a major problem. KaDarius Toney and Wan’Dale Robinson were already out due to injury. Sterling Shepard was also out due to injury for the season with a Torn ACL. Kenny Golladay also got hurt throughout the game and did not return. Darius Slayton, Richie James, and Davis Sills were the primary receivers and each had one catch.
Rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger was their leading receiver with three receptions for 23 yards receiving. He also made some great blocks on both of their touchdowns. Bellinger is getting better week by week and they need to use him in the passing game more often.
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Defense Gets The Game Ball
The defense did a very good job in this football game of bending and not breaking when they were facing red zone situations. They didn’t give up a single touchdown and held the Chicago Bears offense to four field goals. New York’s defense also had six sacks and three fumble recoveries in this one.
Kavyon Thibodeaux was such a problem for Chicago’s offensive line that he was getting tripled teamed in New York’s backfield. The defense under defensive coordinator Wink Martindale has done a very good job and they are also getting off the field on third downs this season.
Head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka are doing a great job as well to start the 2022 season for the New York Giants. There is still plenty of time left this season to grow as a franchise.
The New York Giants (3-1) next football game will be on the road next Sunday 10/9 against the Green Bay Packers (2-1) in London for a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff start.
The Chicago Bears (2-2) next football game will be on the road next Sunday 10/9 against the Minnesota Vikings (3-1).