The Giants (6-3) come into Week 11 of the NFL season next to last in the league in rushing, averaging just 74.2 yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry.
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New GM?Mike Maccagnan recently fired Terry Bradway (senior director of college scouting) and Jeff Bauer (director of college scouting).
Hogan had been a national scout for Chicago since 2012. Before that, he was a college scout for the Bears since 2003. He got his start as University of Utah's director of football operations, with a brief stint in 2003. From 2000-03, he worked in recruiting and operations for Notre Dame.
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It looked like the tape was on repeat for the New York Giants defense last night against the Chicago Bears. Going into halftime, the team had allowed 24 points, two touchdowns to Bears' WR Brandon Marshall and a last second field goal that pushed Chicago's lead to 24-14.
But after it was all said and done,?Big Blue?only allowed another three points in the second half and kept QB Jay Cutler and the potent Bears offense, relatively in check. While the defense was able to stop the bleeding, it didn't transfer over to the offense and the Giants would ultimately lose their sixth straight game this season and remain winless, with the final score tallying 27-21.
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
It's a short week for the Giants as they hope to stop their season from freefalling completely out of control tomorrow night when they take on the Chicago Bears in hopes of finding their first win in what seems to be the longest NFL season of all time.
The Bears have lost two straight games after starting the season 3-0,?but have a formidable offense with QB Jay Cutler, who is having a steady year,?along with weapons such as RB Matt Fore, WR Brandon Marshall, and former Giants TE Martellus Bennett.
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The problem is that the Giants have lost all five of those games.
With the Giants taking on the Chicago Bears Thursday night, things do not get any easier, especially against a defensive unit known for getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks and creating turnovers.
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From ESPN Chicago:
Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune that he originally sought a two-year deal worth $11.5 million with hopes that it would lead to negotiations.?But the Bears' only offer to the star linebacker was a one-year contract worth $2 million, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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Thomas, 25, made the announcement today himself on Twitter and it was initially thought to be a prank.....
I have decided to retire from the NFL.
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In what was a thoroughly demonstrative performance by the Giants in a 41-13 win over the Chicago Bears, the improved play on the field was largely overshadowed by the news of cornerback Terrell Thomas being lost for the season with a torn ACL.
In what should be considered a great bounce back effort after last week?s lifeless performance in Carolina, the only thing people will talk about is the injury to Thomas.
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Here are some things I will be focusing on in tonight's affair with the Bears:
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Tonight, they will try again to stop the sea of Blue, but this time around their offensive line is more unseasoned. ?Plus they'll have to contend with Giants' X-Man, Jason Pierre-Paul.
Matt Bowen of the Chicago Tribune (and the National Football Post) ?wrote this about JPP:
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From Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com:
?We won?t play him in the game, but hopefully before long we?ll get him out there,? said coach Lovie Smith. ?We?ll just let him rest that knee a little bit.?
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The Super Bowl-winning player and coach blames ego, not greed, as the root of the problem behind the league's current labor woes. He also served a hard dose of humility to some of the more outspoken players:
"Some of the younger players, the comments they make don't make any sense....somebody saying they make $12 million a year, and they're saying people call them a slave? I mean, I'm not sure I really understand any of this. There's nowhere in society where you can go out and make $12 million. Nowhere! If you're a rocket scientist, you can't do it. You just can't do it!"
Twenty-five years after ?The Fridge? helped the Chicago Bears capture their last Super Bowl victory, it took ?The Freezer? to deny them another chance at reaching football?s biggest game, and ice the Green Bay Packers? first NFC championship in thirteen years.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers got the Packers off to a fast start by leading a pair of touchdown drives, but it was Rodgers? touchdown-saving tackle (after a mistake) and an interception return for a touchdown by nose tackle B.J. Raji, the self-proclaimed ?Freezer,? which propelled Green Bay to an historic 21-14 win at Solider Field in Chicago.
The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have met 181 times, which includes only one meeting in the postseason (1941). When the two clubs play for the NFC Championship this weekend, it will mark the longest gap (based on days) between postseason meetings in NFL history.
For the sixth time since the merger, the NFC Championship Game will be contested between division rivals. Chicago and Green Bay split the regular-season series, with each team winning on its home field. The Bears defeated the Packers 20-17 in Week 3, while the Packers were victorious in Week 17, 10-3.
Green Bay advanced by winning in Atlanta and eliminating the Falcons, the top seed in the NFC. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 31 of 36 passes (86.1 percent) for 366 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 136.8 passer rating in Green Bay?s 48-21 victory. Rodgers is the first player in NFL history to pass for at least three touchdowns in each of his first three postseason starts and his 129.4 career playoff passer rating is the best mark all-time (minimum 100 attempts).
The Seattle Seahawks (8-10) never belonged in this year?s NFC playoffs (let alone as a four seed), and while the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints couldn?t prove that in Seattle last week, the Bears (12-5) did, with an easy 35-24 divisional playoff win over Seattle at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.
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Kickoff: 1:00pm ET Site: Soldier Field Surface: Grass
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Only one of the top four preseason NFC favorites to win Super Bowl XLV are still alive: the sixth-seeded Green Bay Packers.? They were listed as second favorites by Bodog at 12-1 along with the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys.
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ESPN Chicago?takes a look back:?
In the long and storied history that is New York Giants football, Jan. 5, 1986 is not a date anyone in the organization cares to remember.?
In any event,?here's what Smith said to?Green Bay?writers earlier this week.
"For us, we're playing to win the football game," Smith said. "We want to continue to grow, continue to improve the way we've been doing here lately. Besides that, we have a chance to sweep the division. That's important for us. We want to go into the playoffs on a high."
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That includes three sub-.500 NFC West teams (St.Louis, Seattle and San Francisco) and the 5-6 Washington Redskins. The Redskins' chances are slim since they would have to win every game the rest of the season and hope for some divine intervention along the way to qualify for the post season.
The West winner will most likely be the only entrant into the NFC Playoffs from that bracket, so we will not include them in any of our league-wide scenarios going forward unless something dramatic occurs.
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DeAngelo Hall has widely been considered a tad bit overpaid. He was one of those Daniel Snyder reaches that never really was worth the time and money.
Why do so many teams with the lesser talent score a ton of points and close out teams when the opportunity presents itself.
The answer:? Kevin "KILL-DRIVE" Gilbride.
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Although the Giants are team that appears to screeching off the rails and the Bears are finding ways to win each week, oddsmakers have made the Giants a three-point favorite.
That may seem ridiculous to some, but if you believe in the law of averages, it makes perfect sense.
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I would love to slam this guy, but the Giants have given me little ammunition to fight back with.
I want to read his column on Monday after the Giants beat these Bears, who may be 3-0 right now, but they are not as good as Mr. Hughes believes they are. Keep in mind, they still have Jay Cutler under center. He can be rattled into turnovers.