NFL: Chicago 27, New York Giants 21

Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:56 PM
| License Photo

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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch out for MNF
New York Yankees get wild-card home field despite loss
Atlanta Falcons: 3 things we learned after Week 4 rout of Houston Texans
ACC football weekend review: Clemson Tigers hold off Notre Dame, earn national respect