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Travel Memories: Week 2 in Chicago

The Giants hit the road for their first away game of the 2020 season this weekend as they travel to Chicago to take on the Bears at Soldier Field. This is the third straight year the Giants and Bears will face off, and the second consecutive season they will play in Chicago. The Bears took home the win last year, 19-14.

The two franchises have played each other 60 times since 1925. While the Bears won the first ever meeting between the two teams in New York, the Giants emerged with a 9-0 victory in their first contest played in Chicago just one week later. Jack McBride kicked a 40-yard field goal to get the scoring started before Phil White sealed the win with a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Over the years, the Giants have had several memorable moments playing in Chicago. In 2007, the team went on the road in Week 13 and defeated the Bears 21-16, led by 154 yards on the ground from Derrick Ward and six sacks by the defense. The win helped launch the Giants' late-season push towards the postseason, where they would eventually beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

In 2000, the Giants defense put forth a stifling effort against QB Cade McNown and the rest of the Bears offense, limiting Chicago to 228 total yards on the way to a 14-7 win.

In 1993, a one-yard pass from Phil Simms to Jarrod Bunch with just over a minute left in the game helped the Giants clinch a 26-20 win over the Bears at Soldier Field. It was the second consecutive year the Giants went on the road and defeated the Bears, as Stephen Baker caught seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown on the way to a 27-14 win a year earlier.

View photos of the Chicago Bears' starters ahead of the Week 2 matchup against the Giants.

Notes from the Giants' last trip to Chicago:

*QB Daniel Jones extended his touchdown streak to nine games after throwing for 150 yards and two scores. The streak currently sits at 13 games.

*The Giants defense limited Chicago's run game to 65 yards on 26 carries between David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen and Mitchell Trubisky (an average of 2.5 yards per carry).

*DB Julian Love, an Illinois native, saw his first extended action on defense and finished the game with his first career interception and pass breakup.

*OLB Markus Golden picked up a sack and three tackles for loss, while OLB Lorenzo Carter registered a sack, a tackle for loss and a QB hit.

*Jabrill Peppers returned just one punt before injuring his back, but he made the most of his single opportunity, returning the punt for 40 yards.

*P Riley Dixon showed off his strong leg, averaging over 51 yards on each of his five punts with a long of 62 yards.

View rare photos of the all-time history between the New York Giants and Chicago Bears.


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