Jay Cutler was in control as he and Brandon Marshall took advantage of a weak New York Giants secondary on their way to a nail-biting 27-21 victory. Marshall and Cutler hooked up for two touchdowns as the offense did just enough to hold on for a win and move the inept Giants to 0-6.
The Chicago Bears should send Eli Manning a fruit basket in thanks for this win. Manning was once again turnover-happy as he threw three interceptions that included two in the first quarter, one a pick-six that Tim Jennings took all the way to the house to put the Bears ahead in the game.
Manning has frankly been an interception machine this year. His three last night put him at 15 more in six games than he had all of last season — a staggering number. The last one was an absolute back-breaker. The Giants were driving and Manning tossed an interception to young cornerback Zack Bowman.
The Bears and Giants are headed in opposite directions. With this big home victory, the Bears are now 4-2 under new head coach Marc Trestman, who seems to be getting the most out of the gunslinger Cutler. They are now in first in the NFC North. The Giants, on the other hand, have officially bottomed out.
0-6 is too much to come back from. It is safe to say their season is over. Tom Coughlin‘s job may be in jeopardy as well in what is a season of turmoil for a team that had playoff and Super Bowl aspirations. The next meaningful event for the Giants and their fans will be the draft.