Giants vs. Bears Week 4 Preview
The Giants will look to bounce back from last week's loss when they welcome the Chicago Bears to MetLife Stadium in Week 4.
Sunday's meeting between the Giants and Bears, two of the oldest franchises in the National Football League, will mark the fifth consecutive year the two teams meet in the regular season.
Both teams enter this matchup 2-1.
Here are notes and stats for players on both teams heading into the Week 4 matchup.
*QB Daniel Jones had 275 total yards (196 pass, 79 rush) in Week 3, his 3rd-career game with 75+ rush yards. Since 2019, ranks 5th among QBs with 1,125 rush yards. Has TD pass vs. 0 INTs in 4 of his past 5 home starts.
*RB Saquon Barkley had 126 scrimmage yards (81 rush, 45 rec.) & 2nd rush TD of season in Week 3. Leads NFL with 408 scrimmage yards (136 per game) & is 1 of 2 (Nick Chubb) with 80+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 3 weeks. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 at home. Had 102 rush yards in last meeting. Had 146 scrimmage yards (125 rush, 21 rec.) in last home meeting.
*WR Richie James aims for his 4th in row in 2022 with 4+ catches.
*WR Kenny Golladay has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Chi.
*DE Kayvon Thibodeaux had PD in NFL debut last week.
*LB Tae Crowder had 5 tackles in Week 3 & had 5+ tackles in 8 of his past 9 at home. Had 6 tackles & INT in last meeting.
*LB Jihad Ward had 6 tackles & 4th-career PD in Week 3.
*LB Azeez Ojulari has 5 sacks in 9 career home games.
*S Julian Love led team with career-high 14 tackles last week, his 3rd-career game with 10+ tackles & tied-2nd most by DB in single game in 2022. Aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ tackles.
*S Xavier McKinney had TFL & PD in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD & 7th in row with 5+ tackles. Had PD in last meeting.
*CB Adoree' Jackson had 7 tackles last week. Has PD in 5 of his past 6 at home.
*QB Justin Fields had season-high 47 rush yards last week & has 20+ rush yards in 10 consecutive starts, longest active streak by QB. Has 220+ pass yards & 45+ rush yards in 2 of his past 3 road starts.
*RB David Montgomery has 1,155 scrimmage yards (105 per game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 11 on road & aims for his 12th in row on road with 50+ scrimmage yards. Had 2 rush TDs in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD.
*RB Khalil Herbert had career-high 169 scrimmage yards (career-high 157 rush, 12 rec.) & 1st career 2 rush TD game in Week 3. Has 70+ rush yards in each of his 5 career games with 15+ rush atts.
*WR Darnell Mooney had 7 catches for 69 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. Has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road.
*TE Cole Kmet has 45+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road.
*LB Robert Quinn had sack & FF in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with sack & FF. Has 6.5 sacks & 6 TFL in his past 6 on road & aims for his 7th in row on road with 0.5+ sacks. Is 1 of 2 active players (Chandler Jones) with 100+ sacks (102) & 30+ FFs (31).
LB Roquan Smith led team with 16 tackles & had 6th-career INT last week, 1st player with 15+ tackles & INT in single game since 2018 (Lorenzo Alexander). Had 9 tackles & 2 TFL in last meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. NYG with TFL. Ranks tied-1st in NFL with 36 tackles in 2022.
DB Eddie Jackson had 12th-career INT & 9th-career FF last week. Had 8 tackles & TFL in last meeting.
View photos from practice as the New York Giants gear up for their Week 4 matchup against the Chicago Bears.
Kayvon Thibodeaux looks to build off NFL debut
The first NFL game Kayvon Thibodeaux ever saw in person was the Giants' season opener in Tennessee.
The second was their home opener against the Carolina Panthers.
"I made a joke to, I think it was to Leo (defensive lineman Leonard Williams), that we get to watch an NFL game every week for free," Thibodeaux said today. "The two weeks I wasn't playing, I was like, 'Wow, I'm really watching an NFL game, and these are guys who have been doing it at a high level.'"
Thibodeaux's first live game experience was even better. He wore the Giants' white color rush uniform and made his debut Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants lost, 23-16, but Thibodeaux took away memories he'll cherish long after his career ends. He said he made sure to appreciate the evening and remember every detail possible.
"I think the best moment was on the way to the game, getting to see kids, getting to see people out there with my jersey on and seeing all the barbeques," he said. "It was a crazy feeling knowing the stage you're at. And even talking to my mom after the game; when she went to buy another one of my jerseys, and there was a little kid that walked up in front of her, and he asked for the Thibodeaux – the number five – jersey. It was surreal for her and even me hearing the story. But it's a great moment knowing people appreciate what we do."
Eli's Extras: Eli Manning BEATS Deestroying in skills challenge...or does he?
In the latest episode of Eli's Extras, Eli Manning and Shaun O'Hara head to the Bronx for Deestroying's one-on-one challenge. Afterwards, they take part in their own skills competition and get a private tour of Yankee Stadium. Special thanks to the New York Yankees.
Watch the video below to see who wins!