Preseason Week 3 - Bears at Giants

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  1. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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    In the last "meaningful" preseason game of the season, the Giants were able to get off the snide and win their first game of the preseason.

    "Yeah they don't mean much," Coach Gilmore said after the game. "But you'd like to have at least one W in the right place to kill any lingering doubts in the back of your head heading into the games that matter."

    After both teams exchanged turnovers on their first drives, the Giants starters were able to buckle down. The Giants scored first on a 62 yard strike to Victor Cruz - find the receiver open after he broke free of press coverage with the blitz bearing down on Eli.

    The first stringers were also able to put together another drive that sent into the 2nd quarter, and was finished off by a Lawrence Tynes field goal.

    The game was Eli's first good one of the preseason, going 6 for 8 for 120 yards and the TD - he also had an early pick, the only Giants turnover of the game.

    HB David Wilson had over 100 all-purpose yards, playing the bulk of the 1st half and a bit into the 2nd quarter. But it was incumbent HB Ahmad Bradshaw who had a big touchdown reception in the 3rd quarter.

    "We're really not sure who our starting HB will be at this point," Gilmore said. "Bradshaw is better overall, but Wilson is a lot more explosive."

    Third stringer Da'Rel Scott also cemented his place on the team with a great performance, including a several big first down runs that let the Giants milk the last 2 minutes of the game clock and kick an insurance field goal with 20 seconds left in the game. Scott rans for 64 yards on 9 carries.

    On Defense, Justin Tuck got another sack this season, and a fumble recovery. Linval Joseph forced the fumble on a vicious hit of Jay Cutler in the first quarter. Newly signed backup Jeff Charleston registered two sacks in the game and was harassing the Bears QBs all game long.
     
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    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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    In injury news, backup guard Nick Petrus broke his collarbone and was carted off the field in the 4th quarter. He's likely out 8 weeks.
     

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