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Bears begin prepping for Giants

Three days after their disappointing 36-10 loss in Tampa, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's road game against the New York Giants.

The Bears (2-7) are off to their worst nine-game start since they were also 2-7 in 2002 and have lost all five of their road contests after going 5-3 away from home last year.


Bears rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has recorded 4.5 sacks in his last three games.

The Giants (6-3) have recorded four straight wins after beating the Bengals 21-20 Monday night. Eli Manning passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns, Odell Beckham Jr. had 10 receptions for 97 yards and the New York defense allowed just 264 yards.

This season Manning has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,481 yards with 15 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and an 87.5 passer rating that ranks 22nd in the NFL.

The Bears lead the all-time series with the Giants 33-22-2 and have won three of the last five. The Bears won the last meeting 27-21 on Oct. 10, 2013 at Soldier Field. The Bears scored on four consecutive possessions to take a 27-14 lead and later clinched the win with a late Tim Jennings interception. The Bears allowed TD drives of 80, 80 and 91 yards, but picked off three Manning passes. Jay Cutler passed for 262 yards and two TDs.

Entering Week 11, the Bears rank 16th in the NFL in offense (21st in rushing and 19th passing) and 11th in defense (11th against the run and 12th versus the pass). The Giants rank 21st in offense (31st rushing and 9th passing) and 16th in defense (7th versus the run and 22nd versus the pass). will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach John Fox will address the media Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and special-teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will be available Wednesday, while Cutler and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will speak Thursday.

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