Eli Manning leads the Giants against the Bears. Here is my New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears pick for Week 6.
New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears pick – Week 6
New York Giants - 0-5
Chicago Bears - 3-2
The New York Giants began the season with realistic hopes of the playoffs. And although the NFC East is still wide open, it seems as though the Giants won’t even be in the race to win what appears to be a weak division. The team hasn’t shown the normal characteristics of a Tom Coughlin coached team, particularly on defense and in the running game.
But the passing game has been off for the Giants too, as QB Eli Manning leads the NFL with 12 interceptions, and is completing a mere 53% of his passes. However, we’ve seen Eli struggle before, and then break out of it as if nothing had ever happened. Could that happen against the Bears? Yes, but it’s unlikely, as the Giants offensive line play has been horrendous.
This will play into the Bears advantage. Now, the Bears have not been as good defensively as they would like to be, but having the home field, and with the way the Giants are playing overall, the Bears need to take full advantage of a team in dire straits. Because the Bears need this win perhaps even more than the Giants.
After losing two straight games, the Bears are in danger of a collapse and can ill afford to lose this one. If QB Jay Cutler limits his turnovers, and the Bears can establish the run, they will control time of possession and the line of scrimmage. However, I think the Giants will come out motivated by the reality of playing on national television and not wanting to be embarrassed, so I think this will be a tight contest.
But the Giants liabilities are too many to over come, and the Bears will win this game, but it will be closer than some might think.
Score prediction: 27-21 Bears
Points spread: Bears - 7.5
Over/under: 47 – Over
- Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears Look to Snap Skid Against Winless Giants, Hold Decent Odds to Win Super Bowl (nesn.com)
- New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears: Preview and Prediction (ridenpine.com)
- Blog Post: NFL Thursday New York Giants at Chicago Bears Start Time, Odds (pregame.com)
- New York Giants @ Chicago Bears week 6 preview (isportsweb.com)