Here are some things I will be focusing on in tonight's affair with the Bears:
Eli Manning's rapport with his receivers.....he has not shown much consistency going back to last year and now he does not have Steve Smith or Kevin Boss to bail him out. After Nicks and Mario the Giants have loads of questions. Domenik Hixon can answer some of those with another strong outing.
TE and FB....is anyone going to emerge from this group? Can't see it myself, unless rookie Henry Hynoski breaks out.... not wasting anymore time waiting for Travis Beckum to produce...boy, did they miscalculate on this one...
The offensive line....New center David Baas is still acclimating. He and Eli have yet to click. I'm sure it will come, maybe as soon as tonight. LT Will Beatty needs to continue his mean streak. He'll draw Julius Peppers tonight. No bigger test than that...
JPP will be hard to miss. The Bears are in for a shock...The interior of the line looks pretty solid with Canty and the young guys Joseph and Austin. Tuck may take it easy after that Achilles scare last week.
The LBs still have show us what they can do. All of them. Goff, Kiwi and Boley are pretty much entrenched as the starters, but we are intrigued by the prospects of three rookies: Mark Herzlich, Greg Jones and Spencer Paysinger.
The secondary is looking better. Need to see if Aaron Ross is ever going to live up to his first-round promise. We like Brian Witherspoon and are beginning to wonder about Tyler Sash and where he fits in. Would love to see the real Kenny Phillips reappear...
With Tynes out, kickoffs can't really be measured properly. Dodge and Weatherford will come down to the wire. Is anyone ever going to return a kick or punt for big yardage on this team ever again?
Enjoy the game.