NY Tries To Get Giant Bogey Off Its Back

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Eli Manning has struggled this season. Image courtesy of nfl.com/Harry How/Getty Images
How bad are the New York Giants this season? Well, one gentleman’s club in Manhattan has decided to stop showing Giants games as it affects the mood of clientele. It’s hard to believe the franchise that collected the 2011 Super Bowl could possibly have fallen on hard times so quickly, with the 0-5 start their worst beginning to a full season since 1976.

The Giants are having massive issues falling behind early in games. It forces Eli Manning to play catch-up, and despite having the likes of Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Myers as targets, the Giants’ offence becomes predictable. Much of that comes down to the complete and utter lack of a running game. Expect even loss out of the backfield this week with David Wilson to miss Friday morning’s (AEST) clash with Chicago due to a neck injury.

It’s a shame the Giants will be relying on the likes of Andre Brown and Brandon Jacobs on the ground because the Bears’ defensive line is well and truly undermanned. DTs Nate Collins and Henry Melton have both suffered ACL tears while Stephen Paea missed last week’s game with a toe injury. Chicago has only managed eight sacks all season, too, so Manning should get more time than he is accustomed to this week.

The Bears have lost two straight, including last weekend’s 26-18 defeat to New Orleans at home. Jay Cutler and Co. should really be able to put points on the board against a Giants outfit currently conceding 36 points per game. With Alshon Jeffery steadily improving, he now has another wideout weapon other than Brandon Marshall.

These teams last met in 2010 with the Giants winning 17-3 in New York.

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