The New York Giants head to Chicago on Sunday to face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, one of the most hostile environments in the NFL.
The Giants’ season has been dismal at best, and while the Bears aren’t faring that much better, it’s still unlikely that Big Blue will make a turnaround this week. That said, there are three things the Giants can do to help ensure a victory.
Mack has just one sack over the last six games, and didn’t appear on the stat sheet at all in the Bears’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week. Pat Shurmur and Mike Shula had better be watching that film very closely to implement a similar strategy to stop Mack on Sunday.
Double- and triple-teams, extra protection, holding, whatever it takes. The Giants season is a wash, so the goal now is to protect its assets, primarily Daniel Jones. Whatever the offensive line has to do to protect the future of the organization, that’s what needs to happen against the Bears defense this week.