10 Things to Know about Giants-Bears

Posted Oct 8, 2013 highlights 10 things you need to know about the Giants-Bears matchup

10: The number of sacks the Giants had in their last game against the Bears, third-most in Giants history. Six different players recorded at least part of a sack that night, including three by Justin Tuck, as the Bears used three quarterbacks (Jay Cutler was sacked nine times in the first half before leaving with a concussion).

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9: Including postseason, the number of times the Giants have held the Chicago Bears to three points or fewer (six shutouts). The most recent came in the aforementioned 2010 game when the Giants won 17-3. 

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).


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.


2: The Giants have beaten the Bears in two NFL Championship Games (1934 and 1956), including “The Sneakers Game” at the Polo Grounds on Dec. 9, 1934. Additionally, they have twice followed up a Bears championship with a title of their own the next season. The Bears won the NFL Championship in 1933, and the Giants claimed it in 1934. The Bears won their only Super Bowl in 1985, followed up by the Giants’ first one in 1986.

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.