By Michael Stewart @TheTruthNYG
The New York Giants were coming off a disappointed loss to the Dallas Cowboy last week and took on the Chicago Bears looking to rebound and get back on the winning track. Entering the game, both teams had 2-1 records as the Giants were able to put together a solid game plan and pull away with the victory 20-12. Here are my top 3 reasons why the Giants won:
- Daniel Jones Emerges: For the first time this season Daniel Jones was able to run for two touchdowns (bootlegs) and had a total of 68 yards on the ground. The Giants game plan was simple, and it relied solely on their running game which totaled 262 yards on the ground.
- Saquan Barkley Dominates: Saquan Barkley had an amazing game in the season opener against the Titans with 194 total yards from scrimmage. Barkley rushed for 146 yards on a career high 31 carries to provide the Giants with a heavy dose ball control and a rushing attack that the Bears defense had no answers for.
- Defense finally makes Big Plays/Sacks: The Giants defense had a setback in last week’s lost to the Dallas Cowboys but turned things around with an outstanding effort especially with their front seven. Collectively, the Giants recorded six sacks and consistently provided pressure/hurries on quarterback Justin Fields and didn’t allow a touchdown.
Final Thoughts: The Giants are now 3-1 and travel to London to face a resurging Green Bay Packers team led by Aaron Rodgers. This game will be a big test for the Giants on both sides of the ball as they must contend with arguably one of the best quarterbacks of all time in Rodgers and find a way to put points on the board against an underrated defense of the Packers. Keep an eye out for my article on the Top 3 reasons after the game between the Giants and Packers.