The Giants have their own issues at 2-8 overall after they lost the past six games since Sept. 29's 24-3 home win over the Washington Redskins, but the Chicago Bears are reeling as well.
After the Bears' 17-7 road loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, in which the team swapped quarterbacks late when backup Chase Daniel entered for starter Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago's situation is murky.
As the Bears (4-6) label Trubisky day-to-day with his hip injury -- he fully practiced Wednesday -- the Giants prepare for the both third-year starter and the veteran reserve ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX from Soldier Field in Chicago.
"I think, as we battle through our years, you just battle through it," second-year head coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday. "Unfortunately, he's had some injuries, Trubisky. And he's a tough son of a gun that's battling back from it, and he's played good football. And when it comes to Daniel, if he's in there, I think their offense will remain the same, to some degree -- probably a little less zone read, although they will do it in situations with whomever plays quarterback. But I think their concepts will remain the same. So ... I guess I'm answering your question by saying we have to defend the Chicago Bears' offense, regardless of who's playing quarterback, and they're both guys that have led their team to victories. So that's how we're approaching it."
Trubisky, the 2017 NFL draft's No. 2 overall pick, completed 24 of 43 passes (55.8 percent) for 190 yards and a touchdown to an interception as the offense sputtered in Week 11 against the Rams (6-4).
In 10 games (nine starts) Trubisky is 176 for 282 (62.4 percent) with nine touchdowns to four interceptions while Daniel is 45 for 64 (70.3 percent) with three touchdowns to two interceptions in three games (one start).
After the 2018 season in which the Bears went 12-4 with Trubisky as the offense's full-time starter -- he completed 289 of 434 passes (66.6 percent) for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns to 12 interceptions -- his 2019 campaign has been trending down.
"I think, whether the arrow's (up or down on a player) -- that's what people say outside," Shurmur said of Trubisky. "When you have players in the building you're playing, we always have the arrow up on 'em. It's the people outside that create what direction the arrow goes. And so we don't focus on that. We just do everything we can -- and I'm sure it's the same for them -- to get the players that you have to play better and improve."