Chicago Bears at New York Giants – NFL Week 4 Game Preview

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The Chicago Bears are set to travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants in what is shaping up to be a very close week four matchup. Both the Giants and the Bears have exceeded expectations thus far this season. The two teams enter the game with a 2-1 record. This is especially surprising for the Bears as many believed that they would not win a single game this season. Currently, the Giants are tied for second in the NFC East while the Bears are tied for first in the NFC North. Up to this point in the season, the Giants have played to the level of their opponents. Through the first three weeks of the year, the Giants have not had a game decided by more than seven points. 

Chicago Bears Hope to Continue Their Hot Start In Week Four

As previously mentioned, the Chicago Bears have already exceeded the expectations that were set for them this season. Many thought that with Justin Fields being such a young quarterback, Chicago having no star players, and the team having a first-year head coach, it would be the perfect storm for a winless season. However, the Bears proved doubters wrong in week one. They took down a very talented San Francisco 49ers team by a score of 19-10. However, they were quickly put back in their place when they were stomped by the Green Bay Packers by a final score of 27-10. They were able to bounce back in week three and beat the Texans in a very close game with a final score of 23-20. 

While the passing game for Chicago has been almost nonexistent, they have been able to find a lot of success in the rushing attack. Despite it still being early in the year, Khalil Herbert has proven himself as a potential running back one for the Bears in the future. While they will have to move on from David Montgomery before Herbert gets the touches he deserves, he has thrived while Montgomery has been sidelined. 

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bears have done an incredible job of keeping opponents off of the board. Even when playing against elite offenses the Bears’ defense has done what they can to hold their own. 

New York Giants Look to Bounce Back After Week Three Loss to the Dallas Cowboys

On the flip side, the Giants are looking to bounce back from their week three divisional loss to the Dallas Cowboys. They have had a big boost to their offense early on this season from the reemergence of Saquon Barkley. Despite suffering a very serious injury last season, Barkley has fully recovered and is showing that he is still the same elite back he was pre-injury. 

The Giants have also done a great job thus far of keeping their opponents off of the board. They have played to the level of their opponents in every matchup and as a result of this, every game has been close for New York. There is a good chance that this trend continues in week four.