Injuries have been mounting for the 0-5 New York Giants; it seems that each game a different starter goes down with a serious injury. This week starting running back David Wilson has been ruled out with a neck injury. For the Bears, starting cornerback Charles Tillman may miss Thursday’s game with a knee injury, and linebacker Lance Briggs is nursing injuries to his foot and hip. Both Tillman and Briggs will be game-time decisions for the Bears.
The executives at NFL Network probably had this game circled during the summer. Two longtime NFL franchises, each with a storied past; fighting for position in the NFC playoff picture. Instead Thursday Night’s contest pits a winless New York Giants squad (0-5) against a reeling Chicago Bears team coming off two consecutive losses after starting the season 3-0.
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