Chicago Bears and New York Giants: TV, radio, streaming

New York Giants (4-11) vs. Chicago Bears (5-10)

To start up: Noon, Sunday, Soldier Field, Chicago.

TV: CBS (Spero Dedes, Jay Feely).

Diffusion: Free subscription to CBS on fuboTV.

Radio: WBBM AM-780, FM-105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote).

National radio: Sirius / XM channel 229.

Spanish radio: TUDN AM-1200, FM-93.5 (Omar Ramos, Miguel Esparza).

The series: The teams meet for the 62nd time with the Bears possessing a 35-24-2 advantage, including two in a row and both at Soldier Field, 17-13 in 2020 and 19-14 in 2019.

The coaches: Giants coach Joe Judge is 10-21 in his second season, including 0-1 against the Bears. Bears coach Matt Nagy is 33-30 in his fourth season, including 2-1 against the Giants and 1-0 against Judge.

Line: Bears by 6 1/2, over / under 36 1/2. Information on betting on SI Sports Book.

BearDigest Record to date: 13-2, 10-5 ATS.

Choice of BearDigest: Bear 21, Giants 13.

Last week: The Giants were beaten in the second half by the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-10. The teams were tied 3-3 at halftime. Saquon Barkley was limited to 32 rushing yards on 15 carries and Mike Glennon scored 17 of 27 for 93 yards with an interception and a touchdown before being replaced by Jake Fromm, who scored 6 of 17 for 25 yards with a interception.

The Bears started Nick Foles at quarterback with Justin Fields and Andy Dalton injured. conversion at the back of the end zone to Damiere Byrd. The Bears defense then stopped the Seahawks on downs at Seattle 32.

Injuries: Giants WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder), WR John Ross (knee) and WR Collin Johnson (hamstrings) are absent, OL Billy Price is uncertain, DL Austin Johnson (foot), DB Adoree Jackson (quad) and TE Chris Myarick (hip) are questionable. DL Dexter Lawrence is on the COVID-19 list.

All Bears starters are back from the reserve / COVID-19 roster. TE JP Holtz (staff) is questionable, QB Justin Fields (ankle), CB Duke Shelley (heel), LT Jason Peters (ankle), NT Eddie Goldman (groin), DE Akiem Hicks are T

Match: The Giants are 30th in attack, 21st in assists and 27th in rushing. They are 23rd in defense, 18th against the pass and 26th against the run.

The Bears are 26th in offense, 32nd (last) in assists and eighth in run. They are ninth in defense, fourth against the pass and 25th against the run.

What to watch: All eyes are on the two coaches, both of whom could be sacked after the season. It’s possible that the two teams will also have different GMs next season. … New York’s offensive woes have continued since quarterback Daniel Jones was lost to injury on November 28. They have accumulated 46 points in four games since then. … The Giants look likely to play their two healthy quarterbacks, Glennon and Fromm. The judge told the media during the week. … The Bears start their third different quarterback in three weeks as Dalton replaces Fields. … Edge rusher Robert Quinn tries to set the Bears team record for sacks in one season and is 17. The record is 17 1/2 by Richard Dent in 1984. … Wide catcher Darnell Mooney is 140 yards under 1,000 for the season. … linebacker Roquan Smith needs six tackles to set a team record for tackles, based on numbers from press statisticians, not coaches. He’s 148, and Brian Urlacher’s 2002 record is 153.… Hicks and Allen Robinson could play their last home game before the Chicago fans, as both are uncompensated free agents after the season. … The Giants own the Bears’ first-round pick for the upcoming draft, which is currently the eighth pick. They also have the fifth pick, which is theirs, so any loss the Bears help their draft picks.

To note : The Bears are playing for the # 800 victory in franchise history. … Kenny Golladay received $ 72 million from the Giants and didn’t score a touchdown. … The Giants had 11 people to score touchdowns and one more would set a team record. … New York have allowed just seven points in a first quarter this season, something they haven’t done in 15 games since 2008. … New York had at least one interception in his last four games against the Bear. … With two sacks to become the fourth player in NFL history, 21 or under to reach 10 sacks in a season. … With two receptions, Mooney reached 125 receptions, and that would be the most of any Bears player in their first two years. Currently, Tarik Cohen’s 124 running back is the most important. … The Bears are 29th by converting the third downs into first downs (34.6%) but 15th by preventing it (39%). … The Bears are fourth against the pass in yards, but gave up the fifth touchdown passes (28).

Next week: The Giants host the Washington football team and the Bears are in Minnesota to close out the 2021 season.

Key individual matches

Bears OLB Robert Quinn vs. Giants LT Andrew Thomas

Quinn’s pursuit of the Bears’ sack record doesn’t need to be marked with an asterisk if he doesn’t get a sack in Game 16. He’s missed a game this year, so even if his 18th sack comes next week, he will have broken the record in 16 games. His speed and ability to contort his body using leverage made bags. Thomas committed four penalties during the year and allowed only one sack. He was ranked 22nd of 84 ranked tackles by Pro Football Focus in his second season alone and was one of the few reliable linemen on a year-round injury-plagued Giants line.

Bears DE Akiem Hicks vs. Giants RG Will Hernandez

Hernandez had been an ascendant in his first three seasons, but committed a career-high eight penalties while allowing a career-high six sacks this season. PFF ranks him 61st out of 80 guards. Hicks has been out due to COVID-19 for a week after returning from a game following an ankle injury sustained Nov. 8 against Pittsburgh. The problem for Hicks is whether he had time to regain his strength after battling the disease. Expect the Bears to limit his reps in what could be his last home game at Soldier Field, as he’s a free agent next year. It has been rare that the Bears have had both Hicks and nose tackle Eddie Goldman on the court at the same time due to injuries and COVID, but they will do so on Sunday, so their running defense should improve. .

Bears CB Jaylon Johnson vs. Giants WR Kenny Golladay

To say that Golladay owned the Bears in his time with the Lions would be an exaggeration. It was more like he had signed a low cost rental agreement. He’s had a lot of big plays, catching 24 receptions for 464 yards, averaging 19.3 yards, with three touchdowns. How is he going to do against Johnson? He didn’t play in any of the Lions’ games with the Bears last year and has never faced the former Utah player. Johnson learned the hard way, being assigned to top defenders across the pitch due to his man-to-man covering skills. The toughest mission resulted in a 101.4 passer rating when targeted and five allowed touchdown passes for Johnson, according to NFL stats partner Sportradar. However, Johnson only allows 59.4% of completions when targeted. Speed ​​and athleticism are on Golladay’s side, but quarterbacks that target him are the problem. He only made 34 captures on 70 targets.

Bears WR Allen Robinson vs. Giants CB James Bradberry

Bradberry stole a pick from Robinson last year. The Giants faced Bradberry this year closer to the receivers to take advantage of his physical advantages at 6-1, 212, and he’s almost Robinson’s height, dropping about an inch and 8 pounds. But Robinson is coming out of COVID-19 and a hamstring injury and he’s struggled to adjust to the quarterback reshuffle all year, now holding on to QB’s fifth change. Robinson is a free agent after this year and with likely changes with the coaching staff and possibly the front office, it seems uncertain Robinson will be back. It could be his last Bears home game. He should fit in well with Andy Dalton, however, as his season high of six receptions came with Dalton returning in Game 1.

Bears RT Germain Ifedi vs. Giants OLB Azeez Ojulari

Ifedi’s comeback from a knee injury has been quite successful, but facing Ojulari is no easy task as at 6ft 2in and 249lb he is built for speed and speed rushers always give problems at Ifedi, especially if he does not have the right to rusher him. Ojulari has eight sacks to lead the Giants, and they will move him around in the lineup, but he’s been at his best coming out on the left side of the defense. He has 11 QB hits and a forced fumble in addition to the eight sacks. Ifedi has four penalties and two sacks allowed and made a massive fumble on a Nick Foles sack last week to keep the winning practice alive. He’s been better as a pass blocker than a run blocker, according to PFF.

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