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What we learned from Giants vs. Bears

The Giants put up a fight, but at the end of the day, they simply did not make enough plays to snap the losing streak.

The Giants lost their seventh consecutive game after falling to the Chicago Bears, 19-14. The Bears entered Week 12 with one of the league's top defenses, and the Giants were put to the test. Chicago limited the Giants to only 243 total yards, 126 of which came in the closing minutes of the game.

No prizes for coming close: The Giants were down 19-7 with around nine minutes left in the game and the ball on their own 3-yard line. Daniel Jones was able to lead the team a touchdown, making it a one-score game with over four minutes left. After stopping the Bears on the next possession, the Giants got the ball back with 3:37 remaining and a chance to come out of Soldier Field with a victory. But after picking up a first down right before the two-minute warning, Jones threw three consecutive incomplete passes, clinching the win for Chicago.

Jones throws 2 TDs, loses fumble: Jones has had to face some tough defenses throughout his rookie campaign, and the Bears are right up there with the best of them. The Giants quarterback ended the day with a 58.3 completion percentage (21-of-36) for 150 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, adding two carries for 27 yards. However, Jones lost yet another fumble following a strip sack by Khalil Mack, giving him a league-leading 10 fumbles on the season. The No. 6 overall pick has now lost a fumble in five straight games.

Saquon held in check: Saquon Barkley had two weeks to think about his one-yard performance against the Jets in Week 10. Barkley had more success running the ball against the Bears on Sunday, but still was not satisfied by his standards. The star second-year back picked up 59 yards on 17 carries (3.5 yards per carry) with two receptions for one yard. However, a large chunk of Barkley's yardage came on a 22-yard run on the team's touchdown drive late in the game.

Defense gives up chunk plays to Trubisky: Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky came into this game having failed to top 200 passing yards in three consecutive games. The third-year quarterback collected 278 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, in addition to running for 18 yards and a score. The Giants had some new faces in the secondary today, as both Sam Beal and Julian Love saw action on defense. Love picked up his first career interception while playing in his hometown.

Slayton's strong rookie campaign continues: Slayton entered Week 12 with two multi-touchdown outings in his previous three games. While the rookie fifth-round pick was held out of the end zone against the Bears, Slayton did lead the team with 67 yards on four receptions, good for an average of 16.8 yards per reception.

What the loss means for the Giants: The Giants have lost seven straight and are now 2-9 on the year. Last season, the Giants came out of the bye and won four of five games. The Giants will return home for a Week 13 battle against the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers.

What the win means for the Bears: The Bears picked up a much-needed win against the Giants, bringing their record to 5-6 and keeping their playoff hopes alive, albeit slim. Chicago trails the Minnesota Vikings by three games for the second Wild Card spot. The Bears have a short turnaround as they will travel to Detroit for a Thanksgiving Day matinee.

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