Giants vs. Bears: Takeaways from New York's 27-21 Loss to Chicago

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Giants vs. Bears: Takeaways from New York's 27-21 Loss to Chicago
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Eli wincing...not from the impact, but from the thought of my impending review.

We're now six weeks into the NFL season—still no sign of a New York Giants victory.

Thursday night's 27-21 heartbreaker with the Chicago Bears was the first game to come down to the wire since Sep. 8, when the Giants lost by five to the Dallas Cowboys. It's funny; both of those games were sealed with an Eli Manning pick.

Admit it—you let your mind wander as Manning and his offense took the field with 5:21 left in the fourth quarter. You thought maybe—just maybe—Eli could pull one out for old time's sake. After all, Brandon Jacobs was closing in on 100 yards. I had to pinch my arm to remind myself what year it was.

The pinch stung, but Manning's fourth-quarter interception—which fluttered through Brandon Myers fingertips and landed snugly in Tim Jennings' mitts—was an uppercut to the jaw from Jersey Joe Walcott

What's there to learn from New York's crash back to reality?

Read on.

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