Offensive starters: QB - Manning, RB - Wilson, HB - Hynoski, TE - Bennett, WRs - Cruz and Hixon, LT - Locklear, LG - Boothe, C - Baas, RG - Snee, RT - Diehl
Defensive starters: LE - Tuck, LDT - Joseph, RDT - Bernard, RE- Umenyiora, SLB - Kiwanuka, MLB - Blackburn, WLB - Rivers, LCB - Webster, RCB - Amukamara, SS- Phillips, FS - Rolle
Active but DNP: WR Talley, QB Perrilloux, LB J.Williams, T Reinders, G Goodin
Not Active: CB T.Thomas, CB Bing, CB Hosley, RB Bradshaw, TE Beckum, LB Boley, G Mosley, DT S.Rogers, WR Nicks, DE Pierre-Paul, DT Austin, DE Tracy, DT Canty
Who helped themselves last night....
WR Ramses Barden may have saved his bacon with his best performance ever in blue: three receptions for 46 yards and a TD.
LB Mark Herzlich is the real deal. This kid is all over the place. Chase Blackburn is the starter right now and has done nothing to lose that status, but Herzlich is coming fast. It's refreshing to know the team has two excellent options at MLB for the first time in years.
WR David Douglas was used as the primary punt returner last night. He had two fair catches and was hit immediately on a third. He had a 36-yard return called back due to a penalty and also had a 36-yard reception on offense called back. In addition, he returned a kickoff for 28 yards. If the Giants waive him, they will most likely lose him. Last night's game was on national television.
DT Markus Kuhn continues to impress. He had only one tackle, but had two QB hits and simply tosses people around out there. Tough kid.
DE Adewale Ojomo had three more tackles and another sack. Probably won't make the team, and if anyone has been watching him, he won't be available for the Giants to sign back to the practice squad.
RB Da'Rel Scott had a 28-yard KO return and blocked a punt. He has been hustling and the Giants have taken notice. On offense, he had a 15-yard run and a 12-yard reception.
Who did not help themselves last night....
WR Jerrel Jernigan did not see any action on teams in the most important game of the preseason. On offense, he had one ball thrown his way, incomplete.
The offensive line allowed only one sack, but provided little push in the rushing game. 20 attempts for 66 yards. Take away David Wilson's 20 yard run and Scott's 15 yarder and it's 18 rushes for 31 yards. Yuck.
CB Bruce Johnson looked lost after replacing Prince Amukamara, who left with an ankle injury. He was left standing still by Brandon Marshall, who raced past him for 21-yard TD in the first period. In the fourth quarter, Johnson whiffed on his attempt to tackle the Bears' Joe Anderson in the red zone, allowing Anderson to score the game-winner.