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The New York Giants struggled in all three facets of the game on Sunday, falling to the Chicago Bears 19-14 to drop to 2-9.

Jason Leach

The New York Giants were hoping that, coming off their bye week, the issues that plagued them for the first 10 games of the season would be resolved. But instead, problems persisted.

Quarterback Daniel Jones lost another fumble, his 10th of the season. Kicker Aldrick Rosas missed two field-goal attempts. He’s now missed a kick in five consecutive matchups. The secondary, a unit that’s struggled mightily this year, was also picked apart for much of the third quarter.

Sunday marked just the second time this season the Chicago Bears offense had over 300 total yards, racking up 335 on the day. The Giants were only able to conjure up 243 yards.

The game, however, began well for Big Blue, as they opened up the scoring in the second quarter. Jones was able to find tight end Kaden Smith for a three-yard touchdown pass. It was Smith’s first career score.

The Bears would then score their first points of the game on an Eddy Pineiro 26-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the half. Thus, New York took a 7-3 lead into the locker room.

Chicago would then turn the tide of the game on the first possession of the second half. They drove the ball 60 yards on five plays, concluding with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell Trubisky to Allen Robinson II to give the Bears a 10-7 lead.

Following a three-and-out by the Giants, the Bears would score again on another Pineiro field goal, this time from 24 yards out to extend their lead to 13-7.

On the Giants’ next offensive play, Chicago edge rusher Khalil Mack beat Nate Solder off the edge and strip-sacked Jones. Bears defensive lineman Nick Williams recovered the fumble at the Giants’ seven-yard line.

Three plays later, Trubisky crossed the plane on a two-yard run to extend the lead to 19-7. Pineiro’s ensuing extra-point attempt sailed wide left with 5:19 remaining in the third quarter.

Big Blue would battle back in the fourth quarter, marching on an 11-play, 97-yard drive that ended with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jones to receiver Golden Tate.

The score took place on a 4th-and-18 play with 4:10 remaining in the game. The Giants thus cut their deficit to 19-14.

New York’s defense would force a three-and-out on the next possession. This gave their offense a chance at a game-winning drive with 3:37 left in the game.

However, they were only able to drive the ball to their own 35-yard line, turning the ball over on downs after three-straight Jones incompletions.

Chicago lined up in the victory formation thereafter, solidifying their fifth win of the 2019 campaign.

The Giants now sit at 2-9 and have lost seven straight games, securing their third consecutive losing season. The Giants will look to avoid succumbing to a sweep of the NFC North as they take on the Green Bay Packers next Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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