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Giants Post Impressive 41-13 Victory Over Bears, Suffer One Major Loss

Terrell Thomas (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Since the lockout came to an end it has been a rough four weeks for the New York Giants. They lost tremendous key players with Terrell Thomas now added to that list. Thomas left the game late in the first half of last night’s pre-season game against the Chicago Bears, after colliding with teammate Jason Pierre-Paul. With a torn ACL, he will surely be out for the season.

Last season, Thomas was the number one cornerback for the Giants. He had 101 tackles, 4 forced fumbles and 5 interceptions. Teammate Justin Tuck explained his devastation of the incident, confident that this was going to be a good season.

“It kind of devastates you because I think he was primed for a pro-ball year,” said Tuck. “You can tell this year his confidence level was tremendous.”

Safety, Antrel Rolle shared nearly the same feelings.

“I come in here and hear the news and I just felt like I was dreaming,” Rolle said. “He’s more than just a player for us. We consider him a brother. He’s a great person on and off the field.”

Aaron Ross will move to Thomas’s spot.

As for the rest of the game

Quarterback Eli Manning completed 8 of 16 passes for 78 yards. But, the quarterback that stood out last night was David Carr, who is competing for the backup QB job. Carr completed two touchdown passes, connecting first with wide receiver Domenik Hixon for a 5-yard touchdown pass late in the first half. The second came in the fourth quarter with a 17-yard completion to Daniel Coats. Will this effect Sage Rosenfels’ shot at the No. 2 quarterback spot?

Between Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs, the Giants remain sturdy at their offensive running game. Jacobs averaged 8 yards on 6 carries Monday night, adding to the scoreboard with a 18-yard touchdown.

Rookie linebacker Greg Jones blocked a punt late in the first half. At the half, the Giants led the Bears 20-6.

Devin Thomas, a receiver competing for a position on the team, returned three kicks for an average of 46 yards, including a 73 yard return. With those stats, Thomas might just be able to prove himself as a kick returner.

Seventh round pick, Da’Rel Scott rushed for a 97-yard touchdown after Mark Herzlich caught an interception at the goal line.

It looks as if the Giants defense woke up since last game, the offense got into the motion of the game and special teams dominated the field. All has shown improvement since last game.

But the question is: Did the Giants’ impressive pre-season victory make up for their loss of Terrell Thomas?

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