EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 22: Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants breaks the tackle of Chris Harris #46 and Tim Jennings #26 of the Chicago Bears and scores a touchdown during their pre season game on August 22, 2011 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bears Vs. Giants: Da'Rel Scott 97-Yard TD Run Caps 41-13 New York Blowout

The Giants simply ran away with this one from the beginning, thanks to Brandon Jacobs' power and Da'Rel Scott's speed. For more on the Bears head over to Windy City Gridiron. For more on the Giants, check out Big Blue View. Follow the rest of preseason week two at SB Nation NFL.

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Bears Vs. Giants: Jay Cutler Stays Clean In Monday Night Football Loss

The Chicago Bears were throttled by the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, 41-13, and it's hard to find the good in this game for Chicago. The first teams played much of the first half and the Bears were down 20-6 in that time so that's the score that really matters.

SB Nation's Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron, says that there was at least one good thing to come out of this game.

Pass protection was actually... not awful. Cutler did a decent job moving around the pocket and his refusal to chuck the ball away led to the line's only sack allowed in the game.

This is pretty huge for Chicago if it's a sign that their line is getting better. That was their biggest downfall last year as Cutler was thrown around by the opposing defense for much of the season. If the Bears improved their pass protection in this game, consider it a small success.

It's hard to find many other positives after that for Chicago. When you lose by four touchdowns, the score is usually indicative of your team's performance and there's not much to be happy with.

Check out Windy City Gridiron to see how Bears fans are coping with the loss. 

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Bears vs. Giants: Giants Rout The Bears 41-13 On Monday Night Football

Two touchdown passes by quarterback David Carr and a ground game that racked up 222 yards and scored three touchdowns propelled the New York Giants to a 41-13 win over the Chicago Bears at New Meadowlands Stadium on Monday night.

New York jumped out to a 20-6 score halftime lead behind a pair of field goals by Rhys Lloyd, an 18-yard touchdown run by Brandon Jacobs and a five-yard touchdown pass from Carr to Domenik Hixon. The Giants’ first-team defense would take a major hit with the loss of fourth-year cornerback Terrell Thomas to a torn ACL in his right knee late in the first half.

The Giants extended their lead to 21 points in the third quarter when No. 3 running back Danny Ware plunged into the end zone from a yard out. The Bears would respond with a 16-play, 62-yard drive that ended when running back Marion Barber was stopped for no gain at the Giants’ one-yard line on fourth-and-goal in the closing seconds of the third quarter.

Carr would connect with veteran Daniel Coats for a 17-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to give the Giants a 34-6 lead and, after another goal-line stand, seventh-round running back Da’Rel Scott would take his first carry of the game 97 yards for a touchdown. Giants undrafted rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich picked up his first career interception, getting his hands on a fourth down pass from Caleb Hanie on the play before Scott’s long touchdown run.

Hanie guided the Bears on a 10-play, 76-yard drive that ended in a Kahlil Bell touchdown run with 24 seconds remaining to cap the scoring.

The Giants continues their 2011 preseason schedule at home against the New York Jets on Saturday, while the Bears travel to Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.

For more on the Giants, check out Big Blue View, and for more on the Bears, visit Windy City Gridiron.

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Bears vs. Giants: Danny Ware Touchdown Run Extends Giants' Lead To 27-6

Running back Danny Ware’s one-yard touchdown run has given the New York Giants a 27-6 lead over the Chicago Bears at the end of the third quarter. Officials had ruled that Ware fumbled on the previous play, but the Giants challenged the ruling and the call was reversed.

Bears No. 2 quarterback Caleb Hanie has replaced Jay Cutler and has completed 6-of-9 pass attempts for 40 yards. Hanie led the Bears on a 16-play, 62-yard drive that came up empty when running back Marion Barber was stopped short of the end zone on fourth-and-goal at the end of the third quarter.

The second half began on a sour note, with ESPN’s Suzy Kolber reporting that Giants fourth-year cornerback Terrell Thomas suffered a torn ACL to his right knee. Thomas injured the knee when he collided with teammate Jason Pierre-Paul while blitzing Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in the final 30 seconds of the first half. The former second-round pick out of USC was able to walk off the field under his own power, but will miss the entire 2011 season with the injury.

The Giants also announced that x-rays on left tackle Will Beatty’s foot were negative.

For more on the Giants, check out Big Blue View, and for more on the Bears, visit Windy City Gridiron.

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Bears vs. Giants Update: DB Terrell Thomas Leaves Game With Torn ACL

Giants fans remember all too well the pain of losing a top DB in the preseason to a season-ending injury (Jason Sehorn, anyone?). They might have just lost another one in Terrell Thomas, who left the Chicago Bears - New York Giants preseason game Monday night with a torn ACL.

Thomas tumbled into teammate Jason Pierre-Paul while trying to sack the Bears' QB. His leg seemed to slam against Pierre-Paul's and fell to the ground. He would stand up and walk gingerly to the sidelines, while flinging his hands in the air in frustration.

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It's a tough loss for the G-men. Thomas is considered a player that New York can't afford to lose and, assuming what we know about ACL injuries, he's likely gone for a large chunk of the season, if not the entire thing.

Thomas actually sat out a big part of practice with soreness in his right knee.

The Giants are already short-handed at cornerback with 2011 first-round pick Prince Amukamara out with a broken bone in his foot.

For more on the Bears head over to Windy City Gridiron. For more on the Giants, check out Big Blue View. Follow the rest of preseason week two at SB Nation NFL.

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Bears vs. Giants Update: Brandon Jacobs, David Carr Give Giants 20-6 Lead

At the end of the first half of tonight's Monday Night Football game, the New York Giants lead the Chicago Bears 20-6.

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs injected some life into what had became a punt and field goal-filled first half, juking one Bears safety (Major Wright) before carrying another (Chris Harris) into the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown that gave the G-Men a 10-3 lead early in the second quarter. Giants backup quarterback David Carr connected with wide receiver Domenik Hixon for a five-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds remaining in the half.

The Giants had been set-up with first-and-goal at the 5-yard line following a blocked punt by rookie linebacker Greg Jones.

In a bit of potentially bad news for the Giants, starting cornerback Terrell Thomas suffered a right leg injury while blitzing quarterback Jay Cutler late in the first half. As medical staff attended to Thomas, several of his teammates and head coach Tom Coughlin surrounded Thomas, who was able to walk to the locker room under his own power.

The Giants are already short-handed at cornerback with 2011 first-round pick Prince Amukamara out with a broken bone in his foot.

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Bears Vs. Giants Score: Brandon Jacobs Touchdown Livens Up Dull First Half

On the first play of the second quarter, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs busted through the Chicago Bears front four, juked safety Major Wright at the second level and dragged safety Chris Harris into the end zone to give the Giants a 10-3 lead. 

Both teams had traded punts on the first four possessions of the quarter before Giants kicker Rhys Lloyd, kicking for an injured Lawrence Tynes (thigh bruise), connected on a 25-yard field goal with 3:33 to play in the quarter.

The Bears responded with a six-play, 81-yard drive which was highlighted by a 37-yard strike from quarterback Jay Cutler to Devin Hester and a 42-yard catch-and-run by running back Matt Forte, who changed directions and nearly reached the end zone if it weren't for the remarkable hustle of  defensive end Justin Tuck, who knocked Forte out of bounds at the Giants' seven yard line. Two incomplete passes from Cutler to Hester brought on Robbie Gould to kick a 23-yard field goal.

Giants wide receiver Devin Thomas gained 73 yards on the ensuing kickoff, setting the team up with excellent field position.

Giants punter Matt Dodge, who is fending off veteran Steve Weatherford, uncorked a 63-yard punt in his first attempt of the night.

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Bears vs. Giants: Game Time, TV Schedule, Position Battles And More

The Chicago Bears and New York Giants square off in a week two preseason contest. Both teams do not have a ton of turnover since last season and thus are using the preseason to get tuned up for week one. For more on the Bears head over to Windy City Gridiron. For more on the Giants, check out Big Blue View. Follow the rest of preseason week two at SB Nation NFL.

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