Aug 24, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Chicago Bears defensive back Charles Tillman (33) is stiff-armed by New York Giants running back David Wilson (34) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Giants Vs. Bears, Preseason Week 3: Chicago Rallies For 20-17 Victory

The New York Giants make their 2012 preseason home debut Friday night against the Chicago Bears at Met Life Stadium.

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Giants Vs. Bears: What We Learned About The Giants

Ten things we learned Friday night during the New York Giants' 20-17 loss to the Chicago Bears.


Giants-Bears Final Score: Giants Fall To Chicago, 20-17

The New York Giants lost to the Chicago Bears, 20-17, in an NFL preseason game Friday night at MetLife Stadium. The Giants led, 17-7, at halftime but the Bears scored 13 unanswered points in the second half when both teams were playing reserves.

Head coach Tom Coughlin wanted to see more production from his front-line offense on Friday night. Eli Manning, David Wilson and company delivered.

Wilson, the Giants first-round pick, carried five times for 49 yards. He also caught two passes for 26 yards. On a first-quarter drive that resulted in a field goal Wilson had carries of 15 and 20 yards, and a 29-yard pass reception.

Manning completed 17-of-21 passes for 148 yards and one touchdown, helping stake the Giants to a 17-7 halftime lead. Manning threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ramses Barden that gave the Giants a 10-7 second-quarter lead.

A blocked punt by running back Da'Rel Scott set the Giants up at the Chicago 11-yard line. After a pass interference call moved the ball to the one-yard line, Andre Brown scored on a one-yard run.

Victor Cruz had five first-half catches for 28 yards for New York. Barden had three catches for 46 yards.

The Bears rallied in the second half when both teams went to their reserves. A pair of third-quarter field goals by robbie Gould pulled Chicago within 17-13. A 12-yard pass from Jason Campbell to Joe Anderson gave Chicago a 20-17 lead, completing an 11-play, 58-yard drive.

The Giants had a chance to tie or win late in the game, but quarterback David Carr was intercepted in the end zone by Isiaih Frey.

Injury News

Cornerback Prince Amukamara was carted off early in the game. X-rays were negative and Amukamara was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. Linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka suffered a groin strain.


Bears vs. Giants Preview: Game Time, TV, Schedule, Injury Updates And More

The New York Giants (1-1) will play their first preseason "home" game Friday night against the Chicago Bears (1-1) in Week 3 of the 2012 preseason. The game will be broadcast nationally on the CBS networks (Channel 2 in New York) and over the airwaves on WCBS-FM (101.1).

The Giants smashed their city rivals in green, the New York Jets, 26-3, in a "road" game Saturday at Met Life Stadium. Lawrence Tynes booted four field goals and rookie Jayron Hosley returned a Mark Sanchez interception 77 yards for a touchdown. Offensively, Big Blue didn't register a score until 6:41 left in the game when third-string quarterback Ryan Perrilloux hit Joe Martinek on a 14-yard pass play.

The Giants are dealing with their usual assortment of injuries and decided not to take any chances by holding out defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul for precautionary reasons due to back spasms.

The season opener against the Dallas Cowboys is only a couple of weeks away and more ailments have the offensive line in a state of flux. The Giants are concerned projected starting left tackle Will Beatty (back) won't be ready by September 5. Veteran Sean Locklear, a natural right tackle, has played in Beatty's spot, but may end up switching with current right tackle David Diehl.

Alas, Blue Nation, do not despair. There is a "ray of hope," according to head coach Tom Coughlin, that defensive tackle Shaun Rogers may actually play this season despite a blood clot.

The Bears added wide receiver Brandon Marshall and running back Michael Bush to an improving offense, but new offensive coordinator Mike Tice may have the biggest impact. Tice's strength is nurturing offensive lines and quarterback Jay Cutler is more comfortable working his system compared to that of Mike Martz.

Windy City Gridiron has more on the one of the projected playoff teams in the NFC.

Rookie running back David Wilson won't start, but Coughlin said he will receive "plenty of snaps." Starter Ahmad Bradshaw is nursing a burst cyst that caused swelling in his right hand, so the Giants' first-round pick practiced with the first team this week. Wilson has averaged 4.6 yards per carry in the preseason and rushed for 26 on eight carries against the Jets to move ahead of D.J. Ware, Andre Brown and Da'Rel Scott on the depth chart.

"You want to go out there and show what you can do," Wilson said, "and hopefully get more reps with Eli [Manning]. I'm learning every day, learning something new. They're not gonna put you out there until they know you're ready. ... They're giving me my opportunity this week, and I want to take full advantage."

Fellow rookie Rueben Randle has shown signs of big-play ability. Against the Jets his one catch went for 46 yards. Expect him to get another look look as part of the competition for Manning's third wide receiver.

Hosley (turf toe) will most likely miss the rest of the preseason, but is close to getting cleared to resume practicing.

"Yes, this is my first year dunking (people) ... and this is my last year." -- Jason Pierre-Paul on dunking Prince Amukamara in an ice tub, a video posted by Steve Weatherford that went viral and had Giants players doing damage control.

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Giants Depth Chart 2012 - David Wilson Moving Up

New York giants first-round pick David Wilson has been taking snaps with the first-team offense this week, the first time that has happened during the preseason.


Jayron Hosley Injury Update: Rookie Aiming For Season Opener

New York Giants rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley made a big splash in Saturday's preseason game against the New York Jets, intercepting a Mark Sanchez pass and returning it 77 yards for a touchdown. Unfortunately, that was the last snap the third-round pick from Virginia Tech played, as he suffered what has been diagnosed as a turf toe injury.

Hosley has not practiced this week and will not play against the Chicago Bears. He said his "main focus is to try and get ready by Dallas."

That, of course, would be the Sept. 5 season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Hosley, who had become the player most likely to be the Giants' slot cornerback in their nickel defense, said he is hoping to practice early next week.

"It's been stiff so we're just focused on getting the stiffness out and me being able to get back out there," Hosley said. " It's such a small thing but it could cause so much problems. It's just something that you got to take day by day and do the right thing to get it right."

NOTES: Offensive tackle Will Beatty (back) and linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring) also remained sidelined.


Giants Vs. Bears: Jason Pierre Paul Out With Back Spasms

Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants sat out Wednesday's practice due to back spasms and will not be playing in the team's game against the Chicago Bears on Friday night, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Pierre-Paul will be held out of the game for precautionary reasons and Coughlin stated that if this were a regular season game that the 23-year-old defensive end would have practiced as well as played.

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New York Giants Injury Updates: Michael Boley, Will Beatty

The potentially good news about defensive tackle Shaun Rogers was not the only injury news of the day for the New York Giants. The other news was not nearly as encouraging as the report that Rogers may be able to return this season despite a blood clot in his leg.

Starting left tackle Will Beatty remains sidelined with a back injury, and head coach Tom Coughlin said simply "unfortunately not," when asked if there was any news about Beatty.

With Beatty down, questions remain about how the Giants will configure their offensive line for the Sept. 5 season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. One of those players impacted is tackle Sean Locklear, who has been taking reps at left tackle in Beatty's place. Even Locklear, however, admitted he does not know how the situation will turn out.

"I wish I knew. I don’t know. I come in every day and I don’t know how Will’s feeling but I’ll take advantage of the opportunity to learn and play," Locklear told reporters on Tuesday. "I wish I could know what they were thinking, but I don’t. I just come in and I know what I signed up for. I come in and compete."

Another injured Giant, starting weakside linebacker Michael Boley, does not sound optimistic about being ready to open the season.

"It's been a pain, obviously, since the beginning of camp. So, it's pretty frustrating to actually be out this long with a hamstring injury. So, I'm just hoping that the docs can give me some good news in the next couple of days," Boley said. "I'm very concerned about getting back out there. This is valuable time that I'm missing."

Boley missed two games last season with an injury to the same hamstring. Keith Rivers, acquired in the offseason via trade from the Cincinnati Bengals, would start in that spot if Boley is unable to play.

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