Seven Takeaways from Sunday’s game
1) The big blow for the Giants was Saquon Barkley potentially suffering a torn ACL in the first half. On a run play, Barkley was tackled by Eddie Jackson and was immediately clutching his knee afterward. He needed help walking off the field, and he was carted off the field to undergo x-rays in the locker room. The initial thought is it was a torn ACL but the further testing on Monday will look to confirm that. Obviously, a terrible loss to the offense as Barkley looks to be out for the rest of the season.
2) The Giants had just over two minutes to get down the field and try to win their one with a 17-13 lead for the Bears. Daniel Jones led the way with a great drive, but they couldn’t finish it off to win the game. On the last play, no Giant receiver could get open and a pass was thrown toward Golden Tate, but he committed offensive pass interference and the game ended with Chicago just walking away with it.
3) The first half for the Giants was miserable even before Barkley left. Jones had his first fumble of the season on the very first drive after Robert Quinn came in for the strip sack and Khalil Mack recovered it. Then, the Giants suffered another three-and-out and Jones threw an interception when Evan Engram slipped during a route in the next two drives.
4) Dion Lewis had to take over once Barkley was ruled out, and he scored the Giants’ first touchdown of the day on fourth and goal from the 1-yard line.
5) James Bradberry had his first interception with the Giants come at a crucial point in the game. He was playing Allen Robinson II perfectly and as Mitch Trubisky threw him the ball, Bradberry stole it out of Robinson’s hands and landed in bounds for the pick. It was Trubisky’s second interception of the game and the Giants would later make it a one score game after a Graham Gano field goal, 17-13.
6) Overall, Jones now has six turnovers over his first two games, which is not what the Giants wanted to see. He finished with a 25-for-40 line for 241 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Trubisky went 18-for-28 with two touchdowns and two interceptions.