This is going to be a big year for the Chicago Bears, who will be looking to get to the Super Bowl for the first time since they were led by Rex Grossman in 2006. Mitchell Trubisky has got to be anxiously awaiting Week 1, as we see the backups take the majority of the reps in the preseason. We will see if any young Bears can emerge as keys to the lineup on Friday night, and if so, that would only make them better.
Daniel Jones played just one series against the Jets last week, but he failed to throw an INCOMPLETE pass and ended the drive with a TD pass to the corner of the end zone. It was a tiny sample size, and it is important to remember that it is still the preseason, but this one drive is a sign that he could already be proving the doubters wrong. Being taken inside of the top 10, he already has an immense amount of pressure on him, and being Eli’s backup means we have no idea when he may get to see the field.
The Giants are favored by two points (NYG -2), and the over/under is set at 42.
Bears Looking For Hidden Gems
Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray will likely be taking the majority of the reps, with Trubisky possible coming in for the opening series, if that. You have to make sure he is protected, so that come Week 1, he is out there. Rookie David Montgomery is in a competition with Mike Davis for the RB2 job, so the two of them should get plenty of carries as they try to duke it out. Jordan Williams-Lambert’s performance could put added pressure on Anthony Miller, who did have a solid rookie season but was never a consistent option.
Their defense is full of talent, and they may have made the NFL’s best trade last season when they acquired Khalil Mack from the Raiders prior to the start of the season. The only player with an impact like him is Aaron Donald.
Giants Searching For Answers
The most important thing for the Giants to do this preseason is to find the right wide receivers. Golden Tate is suspended four games to start the regular season, Sterling Shepard is out indefinitely, and Corey Coleman is going to miss the entire season. Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard, Alonzo Russell, Darius Slayton, and TJ Jones rank among the many possibilities for wide receivers who could get a legitimate chance for the Giants come the regular season.
The addition of Jabrill Peppers to their defense isn’t going to make them THAT much better, but he is a terrific player who can make a big play at any time. The secondary is the best part of this defense.
Bears Come Away Victorious
The Bears will be picking up a win in the Meadowlands in Friday’s showdown. Tyler Bray’s late-game TD drive will power CHI to the win.
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