Chicago Bears stemmed a two-game losing streak, by defeating New York Giants on Thursday night.
Tim Jennings struck early in the game and then came back to strike again to complete the victory. The Bears had started the season strongly by winning the first three games but they went on to lose the next two. Coach Mark Trestman will be a relieved man, after getting back to winning ways.
The win was sweeter for the coach as he had to make do with injuries to several key players. Coming into the game, Chicago were already limping as they missed Charles Tillman and Stephen Paea. They were pushed back further in the third quarter, when middle linebacker DJ Williams had to leave the game with a chest injury.
"We see things each and every week that tell us we cannot just be good, we can be very good. But we also know there's a lot of work ahead," Trestman said.
Meanwhile, the result leaves New York searching for their first victory of the season. The Giants are now 0-6 in what is their worst start to the NFL season, since 1976.
Chicago was up 24-14 at halftime and went up by 13 by the end of the third quarter. The Giants came back strongly in the fourth and finished 27-21. However, the 13-point gap turned out to be too big a deficit for them to overturn.
"We're all sick of it. We're all sick of losing, but we put ourselves in this position. There is only one way to get out of it," New York coach Tom Coughlin said.