Mitch Trubisky threw for a season-high 278 yards and the Bears’ defense bottled up Saquon Barkley en route to a 19-14 victory Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t all pretty, including a pair of Trubisky interceptions, but the Giants showed why they’ve now lost seven consecutive games.
Barkley, who recently said he wanted to get back to having fun, didn’t have much success there with 17 carries for just 59 yards. A 97-yard drive late in the fourth quarter helped make things interesting down the stretch, but it wasn’t enough.
Trubisky threw for one touchdown and ran in another to lead the way. Check out highlights and more from the Bears’ Week 12 win below.
Final score: Bears 19, Giants 14
Bears 19, Giants 14: The Bears hold firm on fourth-and-4 and will be able to run out the clock. That’s ballgame.
Bears 19, Giants 14: Facing another huge fourth down, the Giants convert with a 17-yard pass to Darius Slayton.
Bears 19, Giants 14: Another absolutely huge bit of punt coverage by Cordarrelle Patterson to keep the ball out of the end zone and pin the Giants at their own 6-yard line.
Bears 19, Giants 14: With a pivotal chance to milk more time off the clock, David Montgomery gets stuffed on third-and-1, so the Bears will have to punt it away with under four minutes remaining.
Bears 19, Giants 14: Facing a fourth-and-18 at the Bears’ 23, Daniel Jones manages to hit Golden Tate for a huge touchdown to cut into the deficit. What a ridiculous pass-and-catch by Jones and Tate.
Bears 19, Giants 7: Saquon Barkley finally goes off with a 22-yard run to push the Giants deep into Bears’ territory.
Bears 19, Giants 7: Daniel Jones takes off for nearly 20 yards to get the Giants moving.
Bears 19, Giants 7: After the offense milks nearly four minutes off the clock, Pat O’Donnell and Cordarrelle Patterson team up for perfect punt coverage to pin the Giants at their own 3-yard line.
Bears 19, Giants 7: The Bears’ defense holds firm with a stop on fourth-and-4 to prevent the Giants from capitalizing on the interception.
Bears 19, Giants 7: A horrendous throw by Mitch Trubisky leads to an easy interception for Julian Love.
Third quarter: Bears 19, Giants 7
Bears 19, Giants 7: TOUCHDOWN! After a pair of David Montgomery runs get stuffed, Mitch Trubisky takes it in himself for his first rushing TD of the season.
However, things get weird after that with a two-point conversion that’s waived off because of offensive pass interference, then an illegal formation call pushes back the extra point to the Bears’ 30, where Eddy Pineiro missed the 48-yard extra point.
Bears 13, Giants 7: There’s the Khalil Mack we’ve been waiting for! Mack forces a Daniel Jones fumble with a big sack and it’s recovered by Nick Williams at the Giants’ 3. Big chance to strike here.
Bears 13, Giants 7: FIELD GOAL! After the drive stalls out, Eddy Pineiro hits another short kick to extend the lead.
Bears 10, Giants 7: Mitch Trubisky goes deep to Allen Robinson for a 49-yard gain. Robinson is up to five catches for 122 yards.
Bears 10, Giants 7: The Giants go three-and-out but a 63-yard punt pins the Bears inside their own 10-yard line to start their next drive.
Bears 10, Giants 7: TOUCHDOWN! Allen Robinson battles his way in for a 32-yard score to put the Bears ahead.
Giants 7, Bears 3: Mitch Trubisky makes a nice 23-yard toss to Allen Robinson to get the Bears’ offense moving on the first drive of the second half.
Halftime: Giants 7, Bears 3
Giants 7, Bears 3: FIELD GOAL! The Bears run out of downs and time, but Eddy Pineiro hits a 26-yard field goal in the final seconds of the half.
Giants 7, Bears 0: The Bears’ two-minute drill is coming together as a series of quick plays put them in the red zone for the second time in the game.
Giants 7, Bears 0: Aldrick Rosas misses ANOTHER kick, this time a 43-yarder. The Bears aren’t the only team with kicking issues!
Giants 7, Bears 0: Saquon Barkley gets bottled up on third-and-1 for a 4-yard loss as the game hits the two-minute warning.
Giants 7, Bears 0: Pat O’Donnell full-on shanks the punt that only travels 13 yards, so the Giants get another short field.
Giants 7, Bears 0: A tipped pass nearly turns into a Giants interception but Julian Love can’t get his hands under the ball. It was third down, though, so the Bears will punt it away anyway.
Giants 7, Bears 0: The Bears’ defense does its job, then the team gets a break as Aldrick Rosas misses a 42-yard field goal attempt wide right.
Giants 7, Bears 0: Jabrill Peppers with a big punt return puts the Giants inside the Bears’ 30 to start their next drive. Cordarrelle Patterson made the tackle to prevent Peppers from taking it all the way.
Giants 7, Bears 0: The Bears’ offense fails to respond, going three-and-out again.
Giants 7, Bears 0: Kaden Smith takes it into the end zone for his first career touchdown to give the Giants an early lead.
Bears 0, Giants 0: A poor punt gives the Giants a short field, then Sterling Sherpard finds space for a 20-yard catch to put the team inside the red zone.
Bears 0, Giants 0: A 60-yard catch-and-run by Allen Robinson gets called back because of an illegal use of hands penalty on Cody Whitehair. Just absolutely brutal.
Bears 0, Giants 0: After the Bears got pinned inside their own 10 on a punt, Mitch Trubisky almost looks like he’s going to get sacked in the end zone, but he avoids a safety AND converts a first down with a nifty 12-yard run.
First quarter: Bears 0, Giants 0
Bears 0, Giants 0: Mitch Trubisky tries to force one in over the middle and it’s intercepted by Alec Ogletree in the end zone. A penalty on Bobby Massie was declined, so it’s now Giants’ ball after a 12-play, 77-yard drive ends with a thud.
Bears 0, Giants 0: The Bears are into field goal territory (well, depending on Matt Nagy’s confidence in his kicker) after a nice third-down pass to Mitch Trubisky, but Ben Braunecker dropped a wide open pass that could’ve been a touchdown. The lack of quality tight ends really hurts this offense.
Bears 0, Giants 0: The Bears’ offense, starting from its own 9-yard line, is on the move after a 19-yard pass to Taylor Gabriel and a 13-yard run by David Montgomery.
Bears 0, Giants 0: Saquon Barkley drops a catch that would’ve led to a first down. He’s also ran for just five yards on four carries so far.
Bears 0, Giants 0: A poor decision by Mitch Trubisky to try to throw downfield to Allen Robinson instead of making the short pass to Ben Braunecker for a likely first down. It’s a three-and-out.
Bears 0, Giants 0: Sherrick McManis nearly picks off a pass on third down, which is something to watch for given Daniel Jones’ tendency to commit turnovers.
Bears 0, Giants 0: The Giants take the field to start the game after the Bears won the coin toss and deferred.
Before the game
The Bears look to bounce back from their fifth loss in six games with a home matchup against the struggling Giants on Sunday afternoon. It’s a favorable matchup for a team that could use one after a brutal stretch that likely killed its playoff hopes.
The Giants, who are coming off their bye week, have been one of the worst teams in the NFL with a 2-8 record entering Sunday. They’ve lost six consecutive games and their defense ranks 30th in points allowed.
Daniel Jones, the rookie QB drafted by New York in the first round, has been a mixed bag so far. Through nine games, including eight starts, he’s tossed 15 touchdowns and posted a 88.0 passer rating, but also thrown eight interceptions and lost nine fumbles. The Bears will try to force him into even more turnovers Sunday.
Defense may be crucial for the Bears, however, given the status of their offense. Mitch Trubisky, while active, is banged up and dealing with confidence issues. And with Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen out at tight end, the team’s depth at that position is laughable.
But as long as the defense can limit Saquon Barkley and keep the pressure on Jones in the backfield, this should be a winnable game for Chicago.
Bears vs. Giants, Week 12
Time: 12 p.m.
Live stream: FOX Sports Live