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Bears hang on for shaky 17-13 victory over Giants to reach 2-0

The Bears roared to a 17-0 lead before letting the Giants back in it. They survived a late scoring push to win.

Nagy stayed committed to the running game for the second week in a row.
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This was ugly, but so are most Bears wins. After taking a big lead early, they hung on to beat the Giants 17-13 at Soldier Field on Sunday.

They jumped to a 17-0 lead in the second quarter thanks to great defense and a strong start by Mitch Trubisky, but backslid from there. The Giants cut it to 17-13 with 7:47 left, and the Bears wasted a chance to put it away on the ensuing possession.

Trubisky completed an improbable fourth-and-2 with a pass that bounced off tight end Jimmy Graham and into the hands of right tackle Bobby Massie, and that was the end of their momentum. Cairo Santos missed a 50-yard field goal wide left into the north end zone.

That gave the Giants the ball at their own 40-yard line with 2:02 left and a chance to play for the win. They got to the Bears’ 10, but Eddie Jackson ended the game with a pass breakup at the goal line as time expired.

Trubisky completed 18 of 28 passes for 190 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Bears are 2-0 for the first time since 2013 and visit the Falcons next week.