17, 4:00 pm (FOX 5) - Giants at Bears
Giants go 3-0 for the first time since 1994.
Collins passes for 249 yards and 1 TD.
Ron Dixon caught his first NFL touchdown.
Tiki Barber has another great game,
86 yards on 17 carries, and 1 TD.
Giants held the Bears to just 48
Giants do it again Gamegirl.
they did, but not as easy as I thought they would.
I mean, after watching that first opening drive,
I thought they were going to score something like
40 or so points. Instead, even though it felt like
they were controlling things, we were somehow all
tied up 7 -7 at the half. It wasn't easy to watch,
and I felt uneasy the whole game. It was like one
of those bad 'slasher' movies. You were always expecting
the Bears to come back and kill you.
Even near the very end of the game, when Michael
Strahan recovered that fumble, you thought it was
over, but it wasn't."
problem was that the Giants stopped themselves a
lot this game.
know. I kept waiting for them to put some distance
on that scoreboard, but it never happened. The kicking
game suddenly went all to hell and they couldn't
even get any field goals to cap off their drives.
They also had trouble punting to the sidelines.
Whatever went wrong with the kicking game, they'd
better fix it before we face Washington next week."
you be watching Washington on Monday night football?
they're playing against Dallas. I haven't had a
chance to see either team play this year, and my
Giants still have to face both of them. It's a great
opportunity for all the Giants fans to see what's
coming up. Unfortunately, I might not be able to
actually attend the Redskins - Giants game next
week, but I'm going to catch as much of it as I
can on TV."
What did you enjoy most about this game.
easy, Ron Dixon's touchdown catch, Tiki's touchdown
run, that the Giants defense held Chicago to just
7 points, and the end! I really enjoyed that the
Giants got out of this Chicago home opener, nail-biter,
on the road game with a win!"
Giants go 3-0, making it look hard Mikefan.
got that right. As Gamegirl said Chicago had every
chance to jump right back in that game, just as
they did at the half when they tied it. It kind
of makes you wonder if the coaches were looking
ahead to the Redskins game. What I mean is, on that
first opening drive they hit rookie Ron Dixon with
a 34 yard touchdown pass. I thought they would be
hitting Ron all game, but that was his only catch.
Did they decide not to show him off too much, and
keep him under wraps to surprise the Redskins in
their Sunday night matchup? I don't think the Redskins
will be fooled into thinking it was a fluke catch
when they watch the tapes."
Kerry Collins mixed his passes to eight receivers.
doing a great job this year. This Giants team is
still coming together, and there seems to be talent
everywhere. By the way, how could the officials
miss that face mask call on Collins? I think there
were quite a few bad calls for both teams in this
game, including the one they handed out to the Bears
when our cornerback, Dave Thomas, got into that
altercation with Eddie Kennison. It cost the Bears
15 yards, but the refs could easily have hit Dave
with that penalty, and it put the Bears at 1st and
25. Also on a play the Bears challenged, the referee
announced that the 90-second review period had expired,
so the play stood. What was that all about? Didn't
he have another quarter?
Anyway, Tiki Barber led the team in rushing again
for the third straight week, and came away with
a touchdown. Ron Dayne had his best day yet although
I was a bit surprised in the fourth quarter when
the 'Thunder and Lightning' thing hadn't worn the
Chicago defense down. The Giants did fine all through
the game and in the third quarter, all six plays
were on the ground, ending with Tiki Barber's touchdown
In the fourth though, the Bears were able to put
some good stops on the Giants running game, and
even caused 'lightning' to fumble. Maybe it was
all too expected at that point, as the Giants kept
looking for a long clock-chewing drive that would
put the game out of reach."
The defense came up strong.
they held Chicago to only 3-of-12 third-down conversions.
The Bears managed only 222 total yards, as once
again, the Giants shut down the opponents running
game. The Bears had a total of 48 yards rushing,
and that makes a total of only 147 yards rushing
the Giants have given up in the 3 games this season.
They sacked McNown four times, with Strahan and
Hamilton getting their first ones this season, and
kept the pressure on the quarterback for the whole
bad thing was the kicking game.
"Tell me about it. Last week, Brad Daluiso
had field goals of 32, 36, 44 and 23 yards, and
now he goes 0-3. To be fair to Brad, they let the
Bears come through and block one of those tries,
and Maynard messed up a hold on another. Maynard's
punting wasn't that good either as his attempts
at sidelining didn't pan out. Maybe Chicago was
greasing the balls. Anyway, It looks like special
teams will be a year long project."
game was real
important to the Bears, and they played hard.
they made the Giants earn their victory. Remember
that the Bears have faced all winning teams so far
this season. Also, you have to give the Giants credit.
No matter how hard they made it look, they won their
second game on the road in a tough town. I guess
that one thing we have to remember from this game
is that this Giants team is still coming together.
Their best games are still to come, and let's hope
one of them happens against the Redskins next Sunday
In fact, the schedule makers couldn't have done
a better job for the Giants. With their game out
of the way, they even get to sit back and watch
the Redskins play Dallas on Monday night football.
After hearing about the Redskins 'superteam' for
so long, I don't think too many players will be
switching off to the Olympics, even if they have
to sit through Dennis Miller references all the
Yes, Jason Sehorn had a tough job going one on one
with their best receiver, Marcus Robinson all game.
Robinson had a game high 9 catches for 84 yards,
but if the Giants keep stopping the run the way
they do, there are going to be a lot more balls
thrown in the air. Sehorn might be giving a little
cushion, but the score speaks for itself. With less
than a minute left, the Bears put all their last
chips on the line going against Sehorn. First they
went deep against him, and then after running him
all the way downfield their next play was a screen
to his side, and he came right up and made the tackle
behind the line of scrimmage. I'd say he's back."
Giants - Kerry Collins 24-33 for 251 yards, 1 TD,
Bears - Cade McNown 23-36 for 202 yards. 1 TD, 0
Giants - Tiki Barber 17-88, Ron Dayne 19-69, Ron
Dixon 1-12, Greg Comella 1-4, Kerry Collins 3-1.
Bears - James Allen 10-31, Curtis Enis 5-13, Cade
Giants - Tiki Barber 6-58, Ike Hilliard 4-54, Ron
Dixon 1-34, Greg Comella 4-31, Amani Toomer 5-26,
Howard Cross 1-18, Pete Mitchell 2-17, Daniel Campbell
- Marcus Robinson 9-84, Bobby Engram 4-38, Macey
Brooks 3-26, Curtis Enis 3-26, John Allred 1-18,
James Allen 1-8, Eddie Kennison 1-2, Dez White 1-0.
Giants - Greg Comella 1 for 9.
Giants - Tiki Barber 3 for 21.
Bears - Glyn Milburn 2 for 15.
Giants - Tiki Barber 1.
Bears - Cade McNown 1.
Giants - Michael Strahan 1.
Bears - Mike Brown 1.
Giants - Armstead 5-0-1, Barrow 5-0-1, Sehorn 5-0-0,
S.Williams 5-0-0, Strahan 4-0-1, Phillips 3-1-0,
D.Thomas 3-1-0, Hamilton 3-0-1, Peter 2-1-0, Garnes
2-0-0, C.Jones 2-0-0, McDaniel 2-0-0, Dixon 1-0-0,
Golden 1-0-0, Griffin 1-0-0, Monty 1-0-0, Petitgout
1-0-0, Stephens 1-0-0, Whittle 1-0-0.
Bears - Urlacher 11-2-1, M.Brown 9-1-0, Parrish
7-3-0, Holdman 9-0-0, T.Smith 6-0-0, Wells 5-1-0,
Flanigan 4-0-0, S.Harris 4-0-0, W.Harris 4-0-0,
Wilson 2-0-1, Simmons 2-0-0, Azumah 2-0-0, B.Robinson
1-1-0, Daniels 1-0-0, Mannelly 1-0-0, F.Smith 1-0-0,
Culpepper 0-1-0, McQuarters 0-1-0.
Giants - 172
Bears - 48
Bears - 174
Time of Possession
Bears - 21:49
NYG - Ron Dixon 34 Yard TD Pass from Kerry
Collins (Brad Daluiso Extra Point), G0:38. N.Y.
CHI - Eddie Kennison 2 Yard TD Pass
from Cade McNown (Paul Edinger Extra Point), 0:14.
Tied 7 -7
NYG - Tiki Barber 3 Yard TD Run (Brad Daluiso
Extra Point), 5:26. NY Giants 14-7
Both teams lost replay challenges in the second
first-round pick Brian Urlacher made his first career
start at MLB and had 13 tackles and a sack.
fifth-string cornerback Ralph Brown will miss six
to eight weeks with a lacerated kidney he suffered
in the third quarter.
Giants RB Joe Montgomery was not active for the
third time in as many games.
24, Washington at Giants, 8PM ESPN