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Giant Killers

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Nov 8, 2004 1:45PM

The Bears actually have a winning STREAK going! For the second week in a row the Bears won a game, following Sunday's stunner against the New York Giants.

DOA for much of the first half, the Bears scored 20 quick points in part due to Giant turnovers on 3 consecutive offensive plays. The Bears scored a touchdown with 5:13 left in the second quarter to get their first points. Ike Hilliard fumbled on the next Giants possession and the Bears capitalized by scoring another TD 2 plays later. Kurt Warner threw an interception on the next Giants play, which turned into a field goal and then the exact same events occured on their next possession as well. With a field goal as time expired, the Bears went into halftime with a 20-14 lead!

The Bears and Giants each added a TD in the 4th quarter (Bears converting on a 2-point conversion), resulting in a 28-21 final.

While the defense was the star of the game with 7 sacks, Anthony Thomas turned in another great game playing instead of injured Thomas Jones. Thomas racked up 110 yards rushing, giving him a total of 208 in the two games he's been the Bears' primary ball carrier. Do we have a running back battle when Jones is healthy again?

The victory wasn't all joy, however. Rookie QB Craig Krenzel, the starter in the wins the past two weeks, injured his "side" -- at least that's how Bears officials described the injury that required post-game x-rays. While Krenzel has certainly been no superstar on the field, Chicagoist is hoping this is nothing serious. We can't stand any more Jonathan Quinn!