NFL Game Previews: Another Big Game for Philip Rivers
NFL Game Previews: Another Big Game for Philip Rivers

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New York Giants (+9.5) @ Chicago, Thursday 8:25 p.m.

Comments: The Giants have tallied just five sacks in five games and have yet to hold a team below 30 points. With the Bears finally keeping Jay Cutler relatively clean and finding a gifted complement opposite Brandon Marshall, it could be another ugly night for the Big Blue defense. Alshon Jeffery exploded for a franchise-record 218 yards receiving as Marshall was a bit limited by a foot injury, and with the short week to rest up, the emerging second-year wideout may well continue to be Cutler's favorite against a Giants defense that has allowed 12 scores through the air. The G-Men may fare better against Matt Forte, as they've managed to hold the electric pair of Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy to a combined 111 yards rushing on 38 carries (just 2.9 YPC) over the last two contests. Still, benching Forte is not about to happen. He's an equally adept pass-catcher as Charles and McCoy, both of whom added at least 45 yards receiving against New York while also finding the end zone once apiece... The Bears have forced 14 turnovers through five weeks to lead the NFC. Eli Manning has turned it over 14 times by himself through five weeks to lead the league, including 12 interceptions. These numbers do not bode well for a Giants offense that already had no threat of a run game before David Wilson injured his neck against Philadelphia, which has his status

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Luke Hoover
Luke Hoover has covered fantasy football for Rotowire.com since 2011 and is most proud of recommending Victor Cruz as a starter in his breakout game against the Eagles. He's a lifelong fan of Notre Dame, the Packers and, unfortunately, the Knicks.
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