Bears pile misery on Giants

  • Last Updated: October 11 2013, 8:46 BST

The struggling New York Giants remain winless after they slumped to a 27 -21 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Brandon Marshall receives a touchdown pass
Brandon Marshall receives a touchdown pass

The Giants, who won the Super Bowl two years ago, fall to 0-6 for the first time since 1976 - the year that they lost their first nine games.

There was little to choose between the two sides early on before the Bears (4-2) opened up a decisive lead towards the end of the second quarter.

Jay Cutler threw two touchdowns as he completed 24-of-36 passes for 262 yards for the Bears, while Tim Jennings (2) and Zack Bowman picked off three Eli Manning's passes.

"We are a young offence, it's a new offence, we're still building that chemistry not only with players but with the players and coaches," said Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

"I think as we get into the season a little deeper our offence will be even more efficient."

Jennings opened the scoring with a 48-yard interception return before Brandon Jacobs levelled the match with a four-yard run.

Cutler connected with Marshall with a 10-yard pass to make it 14-7 only for New York to come back into the game through Manning's 37-yard TD pass to Rueben Randle.

However the Bears were 24-14 up at the break as Cutler and Marshall linked up once again - this time from three yards out - while Robbie Gould slotted over a 40-yard field goal.

Gould extended the lead to 13 points with a 52-yard field goal, before Jacobs, who rushed for 106 yards in total, scooted over from a yard.

The Giants desperately pushed for the match-turning touchdown however Jennings made a timely interception late on as Manning attempted to find tight end Brandon Myers at the 12 with 1:54 left.

Manning finished with 14-of-26 completed passes for 239 yards and a touchdown.

"We played hard, we fought, we did a lot of good things, but not enough," said Giants coach Tom Coughlin.


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