by Fitzgerald Cecilio
There seems to be no end to quarterback Eli Manning's struggles as he threw three interceptions in the New York Giants' 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears Thursday at Soldier Field.
With 5:21 left in the game, the Giants had a chance to snatch the win but Manning threw his 15th interception of the season, dooming them to 0-6, their worst start since 1976.
That year, the Giants started with nine straight losses before ending the season with a 3-11 mark.
"We're all sick of it," Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said after the game. "We're all sick of the losing.''
"I don't feel I'm doing my part to get this team some wins and some chances," said Manning, who completed 14 of 26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown. "Guys are doing their parts and I need to start doing mine.''
"I feel bad for my teammates, I feel bad for my coaches,'' he added. "Everybody is fighting every day and I'm fighting, too. I'm trying to get a win for these guys but, you know, it's tough."
Brandon Jacobs ran 22 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns while Rueben Randle caught three passes for 75 yards and a score for the Giants.
Jay Cutler hit 24 of 36 passes for 262 yards and connected with Brandon Marshall for two touchdowns as the Bears (4-2) snapped a two-game losing streak.
Marshall finished with 87 yards on nine receptions, Matt Forte ran for 67 yards on 19 carries while Tim Jennings had two of the three picks on Manning.