The New York Giants improved to 3-1 on Sunday with a ground-and-pound style 20-12 victory over the Chicago Bears (2-2).
The Giants saw both quarterbacks, Daniel Jones (ankle) and Tyrod Taylor (concussion), injured during the second half. That led to Saquon Barkley taking a few Wildcat snaps in the fourth quarter. Jones, obviously limited, played the final couple of series. He was limited to handing off or lining up as a wide receiver while Barkley played quarterback.
Leading 20-12, the Giants salted the game away when Gary Brightwell recovered a muffed punt by Velus Jones Jr. of the Bears at the Chicago 37-yard line with 2:01 to play. The Giants hung on despite Graham Gano missing a 37-yard field goal with :17 left.
The Giants ran for 262 yards. Saquon Barkley had 31 carries for 146 yards. That’s Barkley’s 14th career 100-yard rushing game. Jones had 6 carries for 68 yards, including touchdown runs of 21 and 8 yards. Jones passed for only 71 yards, completing 8 of 13.