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NFL: Chicago 27, New York Giants 21

Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Tim Jennings returned one interception for a touchdown and clinched the win with another Thursday, sending Chicago to a 27-21 decision over the New York Giants.

New York quarterback Eli Manning was intercepted three times, giving him an NFL-leading 15 for the season. The Giants are winless in their first six games of the year, their longest losing streak to open a season since they dropped their first nine contests in 1976.

Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes and Robbie Gould added two field goals, the second one a 52-yarder that gave the Bears (4-2) a 27-14 lead in the third period.

New York then climbed within six points when Brandon Jacobs scored on a 1-yard run in the closing seconds of the third period.

The Giants had the ball twice more with a chance to produce a game-winning touchdown, but wound up punting from their own 24 the first time they had it.

New York then took over at its 11 with 5:21 to play and Manning led a march that reached the Chicago 35. Facing second-and-9, Manning threw a deep pass intended for Brandon Myers. Jennings, however, picked it off to end the final New York threat.

The first interception by Jennings was returned 48 yards for a touchdown midway through the first period.

Chicago moved a half game in front of Detroit for the lead in the NFC North. Detroit can regain a share of the top spot Monday night with a victory over Cleveland.

Cutler went 24-of-36 for 262 yards without an interception. Manning was 14-of-26 for 239 yards while Jacobs gained 106 yards on 22 carries.

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