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Friday, August 24, 2012
2nd Quarter Recap: Giants 17, Bears 7

By Melissa Isaacson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants took a 17-7 lead over the Bears late in the first half as Dante Hughes blocked Ryan Quigley’s punt and Greg Jones recovered, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run two plays later by Andre Brown.

Quigley, replacing injured Bears punter Adam Podlesh, had his kick blocked at the 23-yard line.

Eli Manning marched the Giants 58 yards on 10 plays in the previous possession culminating in an 11-yard scoring pass to Ramses Barden for New York’s first touchdown of the game and a 10-7 lead.

The drive consumed 6:14 and included a 7-for-7 passing display by Manning.

The Bears offense, meanwhile, with Chris Williams and Chilo Rachal replacing J’Marcus Webb and Chris Spencer on the left side of the line, went stagnant with Jay Cutler going 2-of-9 in the quarter for 14 yards.

Matt Forte, meanwhile, had 8 carries for 4 yards rushing for the Bears, who had 101 yards of total offense in the half – 72 yards passing and 29 yards on the ground.