Free-falling Giants come up short against Bears, drop seventh in a row

Corey Ballentine, Allen Robinson
New York Giants defensive back Corey Ballentine (25) tries to strip the ball from Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) during the second half of their Nov. 24 matchup. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Giants clinched their third-straight losing season with their seventh-straight loss Sunday, getting mauled by the Chicago Bears on the road, 19-14.

Khalil Mack set up a touchdown with a strip-sack, Allen Robinson had a season-high 131 yards receiving and the Chicago Bears beat the struggling New York Giants 19-14 on Sunday.

After taking a 19-7 deficit into the fourth quarter, Big Blue rallied to get back in the game. The Giants cut the lead to five with 4:10 remaining Golden Tate hauled in a 23-yard pass on fourth-and-18. The Bears then went three-and-out before Pat O’Donnell pinned the Giants at the 6 with a 61-yard punt, and Chicago hung on from there.

Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones was 21 of 36 for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Saquon Barkley ran for 59 yards after rushing for 72, 64, 28 and 1 in his first four games back from a high right ankle sprain.

Aldrick Rosas missed two field goals, and New York fell to 7-20 in two seasons under coach Pat Shurmur.

The Bears took a 10-7 lead early in the third when quarterback Mitchell Trubisky hit Allen Robinson down the middle for a 32-yard TD after New York’s Janoris Jenkins got flagged for holding on third down to keep the drive going.

Robinson also caught a 49-yard strike with Chicago deep in its territory to help set up a 24-yard field goal by Eddy Piñeiro midway through the third, making it 13-7.

Mack then nailed Jones from behind for a strip-sack that Nick Williams recovered at the New York 3, and Trubisky plowed in to make it 19-7. A 2-point conversion pass to Taylor Gabriel got wiped out by a penalty against Robinson away from the ball. Another penalty by Chicago as Piñeiro missed an extra point led to a 48-yard attempt by him that failed.

The Giants were without TEs Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion). S Jabrill Peppers (hip) got banged up in the first half.

Things won’t get any easier for the 2-9 Giants next Sunday, as they look to snap out of their doldrums against the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium.

— Andrew Seligman