The Bears beat the New York Giants 20-17 in the Meadowlands Friday night.
Jay Cutler threw for 96 yards, which included a 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall.
Marshall reeled in five receptions and one touchdown in total in this one.
The running game didn’t really get going. Matt Forte and Michael Bush combined for just 41 yards on 11 carries.
Forte had 35 yards on two carries and four yards on eight other carries on the night.
Robbie Gould added two field goals, while backup QB Jason Campbell tossed a touchdown pass to Joe Anderson in the fourth quarter to put the Bears ahead for good.
The passing game was looking good, but the running game wasn’t up to par.
The offensive line didn’t really give the running backs room to run. The line needs to get back to the run blocking of 2011.
The defense allowed 5.7 yards per pass play and 3.3 yards per rush play. Giants rookie running back David Wilson averaged 9.8 yards per carry and looked like a force to be reckon with all night long.
Eli Manning outshined Jay Cutler and constantly picked on Charles Tillman.
Rookie punter Ryan Quigley had a punt blocked. Special teams coach Dave Toub has to work on getting things going in that department.
Rookie cornerback Isaiah Frey had an interception in the fourth quarter as he tries to secure a roster spot.
On Monday the Bears need to cut down from 90 to 75 players. Some tough cuts will have to be made.
The last preseason game against Cleveland next Thursday will help the Bears get a feel for the bottom of their roster.