Chicago Bears: Three matchups to exploit against Giants

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Matchup no. 2: Bears secondary vs. Eli Manning

It’s no secret that many Giants fans have been pushing for Manning to be done as their starting quarterback for the past two years or so. Manning was benched last season for one game, and that caused a big controversy. Coach Ben McAdoo got fired mainly because of that decision.

Manning is actually playing better than he was when he got benched last season, but it’s clear that the Giants need to figure out their future at the quarterback position.

The Giants drafted quarterback Kyle Lauletta in the fourth round of last year’s draft, but there is little hope that he can step in and thrive with this team. With confidence in Manning low and the scrutiny on him very high, the Bears need to take advantage of the situation.

The Bears secondary made headlines two weeks in a row for their incredible interceptions that were returned for a touchdown in each game. Safety Eddie Jackson was the culprit on both picks, and he now has five defensive touchdowns in his young career.

The interceptions and subsequent returns were great and all, but the team got even more attention because of the amazing celebrations they’re performing after these big plays.

Jackson played the role of bandleader after his score against the Vikings and led his guys in calisthenics after his pick-six against the Detroit Lions.

To be fair to Manning, he’s only thrown seven interceptions this season. But if the Bears can keep up the pressure on him this Sunday, that number could easily go up. If it goes to the house watch out because the Bears certainly have other celebrations they’re ready to break out.