Second quarter grades:
Quarterback Jay Cutler: F
Misses Marshall early in the quarter on a third and long. Cutler's shakes are back in this quarter.
Cutler misses a wide open Earl Bennett on second and eight with no one in his face.
Cutler gets a chance to run the two-minute offense.
Jay Cutler looks like white hot garbage for the most part in this game. He had a good scoring drive but his consistency has been absolutely deplorable.
This is the ugly inconsistency we see from Cutler all the time. A combination of panicking under pressure or just flat out overthrowing wide open receivers. This is the worst of Jay Cutler and the type of inconsistency he needs to overcome in order to be an elite QB.
This is the type of performance that stands out as the fault of the offensive line, but Cutler has been equally bad as the offensive line. His inconsistency in finding the open receiver was absolute inexcusable for a QB of his caliber.
Running Back: Incomplete
No running room blocking not good. If the backs don't have room to run it's hard to give them any sort of grade.
Wide Receivers: Incomplete
Nice concentration and a snag by Jeffery after the ball was batted into the air. Jeffery struggled in this physical match up.
Offensive line: F
Run blocking is poor.
Chris William is flat out garbage at LT.
Chilo Rachal gets beaten bad in pass protection
The Giants have all of the momentum they just miss getting a safety.
Offensive line is bad, extremely bad in this quarter. Run blocking is awful pass protection is nearly as bad.
Pass blocking was bad especially on the left side between Williams and Rachal.
Tight ends: Incomplete
Defensive Line: D
Melton good pressure and penetration gets in Manning's face.
Peppers with a good run penetration.
Pass rush is not very effective on the scoring drive. Definitely a step down from last week.
Pressure is not really get to Manning in this quarter Giants close to scoring more than half way through the quarter.
Nice run fill by Nick Roach
Nothing special on run defense late in the second quarter.
No real physical play from the linebackers most of the coverage is going out of their range.
Quick passes against the secondary devastating in this early second quarter. More well executed against the off man coverage than really bad coverage.
Victor Cruz tearing up the Bears secondary at the moment.
Major Wright can't cover the TE
Secondary looked like absolute garbage in the second quarter on the Giants touchdown drive. Manning was 7 for 7 for 59 yards and a touchdown. It was a combination of good execution by the Giants receivers and really bad coverage later in the touchdown drive.
Charles Tillman had one of the worst quarters of football I've ever seen from him. He was absolutely torched and it was a point to watch in the 10 key players article I wrote previously.
Special Teams: F
Quigley with two consecutive quarters of good punting, not that that will matter if Podelesh comes back healthy.
Second team coverage unit gets burned return brought back on a holding call.
Big punt block late in the third quarter puts the Giants in scoring position.
Eric Weems fumbles late on the kickoff return.
The New York Giants seem to consistently bring out the worst in the Chicago Bears. The Bears are consistently over-matched when facing the Giants. I don't know if it's lack of preparation from the coaching staff to get these guys ready to play, or just a bad match up of physical skills.
The Bears cannot handle playing the Giants and have not been able to over the last three seasons. Obviously it's the preseason so none of this counts, but the overwhelming theme is the Bears do not match up or play well against the New York Giants.,
Cutler lost his concentration the offensive line couldn't block and the defense was horrible.