Giants Lose to Bears; Barkley Tears ACL

The New York Giants fell to 0-2 on the season Sunday with its 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears. It is the fourth consecutive season that the team has lost its first two games.

The Giants had an early 10 point deficit when Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky connected with David Montgomery for a 28 yard touchdown on the first drive of the game. Daniel Jones would fumble the ball on the following Giants possession which led to a Bears field goal.

At the start of the second quarter, Saquon Barkley went down after a six yard run. He was helped off the field and was eventually carted into the locker room. Later, it was revealed he tore his ACL and will most likely miss the remainder of the season. Barkley finished the day with 28 yards on four carries.

The Bears added another touchdown late in the quarter when Trubisky found Darnell Mooney for a 15 yard score. The Giants would get the ball into Chicago territory quickly, however Graham Gano missed the 57 yard attempt.

New York also lost WR Sterling Shepard for the game due to a toe injury. It is unclear if he will miss any time.

In the third quarter, the Giants changed the momentum of the game when Julian Love intercepted a tipped pass intended for Bears receiver Allen Robinson. The Giants added three points following the takeaway.

When the fourth quarter began, New York had the ball at the Chicago three yard line. On fourth down, Dion Lewis gave the Giants its first touchdown of the day, cutting the Bears’ lead to seven. On the Bears next possession, Trubisky threw another interception, this time to James Bradberry. The Giants would score another three points on the following drive.

After a Bears missed field goal, the Giants had the ball on its own 40 yard line. The Giants got the ball to the Chicago 10 yard line when Golden Tate committed a penalty as time expired.

Daniel Jones finished 25/40 for 246 yards and had two turnovers. Lewis ran the ball for 20 yards and a touchdown. Evan Engram led Giants receivers with 65 yards on six receptions. The defense finished the day with four sacks and two takeaways.

Mitchell Trubisky went 18/28 on the day with 190 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Montgomery led the Bears ground attack with 82 yards. The Chicago defense also finished with four sacks and two takeaways.

The Giants (0-2) will head back home to Metlife Stadium to host the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) next Sunday.

(Photo: Nam Y. Huh/ Associated Press)

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