Odell Beckham throws TD, once again proves he's the Giants' best quarterback

They ended up with a 30-27 OT loss, and to me, it proves these three things.

Howard rushed 13 times for 68 yards (5.2 yards a carry) in the first half, Tarik Cohen had 30 yards on eight carries (3.8), and the team was 26 for 106 (4.1), including a 1-yard touchdown run from Akiem Hicks.

He had to leave the game for a short time on Sunday due to a shoulder injury, but on Monday Barkley said his shoulder is fine. We evaluate every step every player takes, everything they do all the time, and I've said all along he had a long way to go.

"Well, the second half, they had a little plan for him", Nagy said. Then the defense closed the showing allowing the Bears offense to travel just 15 yards on eight plays.

A reasonable answer, but you won't see that on tape. After going over 100 yards only once in the previous four games, the Bears ran for 118 yards against the Giants, including 76 by Jordan Howard. Then came a questionable pass interference call in the end zone against cornerback B.W. Webb with:03 to go. Beckham made that pass look way too easy.

NY had two penalties on the tying drive, which featured a 23-yard, fourth-down pass from Daniel to Cohen to the Giants 9 with 11 seconds left in regulation.

But that was it for the running game vs. the Giants.

Sloppiness won't cut it against the Rams next Sunday, so Trevathan's prediction needs to be on the nose for the Bears to bounce back with a win. But to his credit and to the rest of the guys' credit, they figured out a way to give us a chance at the end of the game as hard as it felt throughout the game.

One factor in the improved Bears average ratings this season has been having one more prime-time appearance than at this time last season, another result of playing more competitively.

You won't find the answers in the game tape. And so, I would've loved to be able to call more runs, but they did a pretty good job getting into our backfield and stopping the run.

Obviously, there is still much for us to learn about the Bears' rookie head coach and his RPO offense.

  • Stacy Allen