With Thursday being game-day for the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, Da Windy City has moved Throwback Thursday to Tuesday as we look at the history between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants.
Before we dive into the head to head record, it should be mentioned that Jay Cutler and Eli Manning were once two often compared quarterbacks. The idea being that Cutler and Manning were once in the same category being two quarterbacks with the talent to be elite but not the results. Those comparisons have since gone to the wayside with Manning now being a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback.
This season, Cutler is being evaluated by the Chicago Bears on the basis of whether or not he is a franchise quarterback; and Manning, who has already established himself as a franchise quarterback, has drawn criticism due to his increase in turnovers.
With that said, Manning typically has the advantage over the Bears in his career.
In three games against the Bears with the Giants, Manning has two victories.
Manning’s last victory over the Bears came in 2010. That was a Sunday night game in where the Giants’ recorded 10 sacks against Bears’ quarterbacks. Cutler was knocked out of the game in the first half because of a concussion.
The Bears last victory over the Giants came in 2006. The Bears’ starting quarterback was none other than Rex Grossman. In that game, Grossman threw three touchdown passes in the Bears 38-to-20 victory.
One thing is different about the Giants this time. The Giants are not the top-tier team that they were in each of the last three games that they played the Bears. Instead, the Giants are a team that is still looking for their first win of the season. That could be reason for concern for the Bears, especially since the team is riding a two game losing streak against the Giants.