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8: The number of postseason meetings between the two franchises, with the Bears leading 5-3. However, all three of the Giants’ wins led to championships (1934, 1956, and 1990).
7: The number of regular-season meetings in Chicago since the Bears began playing their home games at Soldier Field. The Giants are 4-3 in those games.
6: In addition to Jay Cutler, the number of different quarterbacks who have started for the Chicago Bears since Eli Manning won his first Super Bowl in 2007. There have been 11 since Manning’s first season in 2004 (Craig Krenzel, Chad Hutchinson, Jonathan Quinn, Rex Grossman, Kyle Orton, Brian Griese, Todd Collins, Caleb Hanie, Josh McCown, Jason Campbell, and Cutler).
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5: The number of Thursday road games the Giants have played since the AFL-NFL merger. They are 3-2 in those games, including their most recent victory against the Carolina Panthers in 2012. Historically, the Giants are 14-6-3 in Thursday games, dating back to their 1926 victory over the Duluth Eskimos.
4: The Giants intercepted the Bears four times in a 1962 matchup, the most in series history. Jimmy Patton picked off Billy Wade three times, and Erich Barnes had the other in a 26-24 victory at Wrigley Field.
3: Eli Manning has faced the Chicago Bears three times as a starter, holding a 2-1 record. However, he has thrown just one touchdown with four interceptions against them.
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1: The Giants’ first-ever road victory was in Chicago on Dec. 13, 1925, when they beat the Bears 9-0. Their first overall meeting was a week before (the Giants lost 19-7), making this the Giants’ oldest active series.