CHICAGO – The Chicago Bears were happy with another close victory, while the New York Giants have greater concerns than their 0-2 record: a potentially serious injury to star running back Saquon Barkley.
Mitchell Trubisky threw two touchdown passes and the Bears held on to beat the Giants 17-13 on Sunday.
The Bears (2-0) chewed up New York early on, grabbing a 17-0 halftime lead, and withstood a big push a week after rallying from 17 down at Detroit for their first season-opening victory in seven years.
"Like, 2-0 is not a bad situation," defensive tackle Akiem Hicks said. "I don't care how you get it. Two-and-oh is delicious. I'll eat that every day of the week."
The Giants (0-2) refused to go quietly even though they lost Barkley to a right knee injury — feared to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament — on the opening play of the second quarter. They scored 10 fourth-quarter points to get within four, then drove to the Chicago 10 before Golden Tate got called for pushing off against Eddie Jackson near the goal line on an incomplete pass as time expired.
"We've got to finish," said Trubisky, who threw two interceptions and was sacked four times. "We've got to put four quarters together."