Bears: Head coach Lovie Smith didn't reveal his plan for playing time for his starters but Sean Jensen, Bears beat reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, guessed Smith will play his first-string offense 20 to 25 snaps.
Giants: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said his offensive starters would get between 25 and 30 snaps in Monday's game against the Bears, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
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Eli Manning will start under center for the Giants but Sage Rosenfels will not be the first QB off the pine. Rosenfels, who looked good in the Giants' first preseason game, is recovering from strep throat and won't suit up.
That means David Carr and Ryan Perrilloux will split the rest of the offensive snaps. Carr was signed this month after getting cut by the 49ers. Perrilloux is a rookie out of Jacksonville State but was once a starter with LSU.
The Bears will open with Jay Cutler, with backup Caleb Hanie expected to run the show next. Reports indicate rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Enderle is pushing Hanie for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.
Chicago hopes to see better play from its offensive line after giving up nine sacks during last week's 10-3 win over the Buffalo Bills. Bears lineman Frank Omiyale told the Sun-Times that he and his teammates should fare better against the Giants because they play a base 4-3 front whereas the Bills used a 3-4 last weekend.
Still, bettors haven't forgotten what happened the last time these two faced each other last October. The Giants sacked Cutler nine times in the first half en route to an easy 17-3 victory.
Reports out of camp aren't promising for Chicago's offensive line. According to the Sun-Times, the unit was embarrassed on Friday in 2-on-1 blocking drills.
There is one bit of good news for the Bears. Giants defensive end and sack specialist Osi Umenyiora is on the shelf after undergoing knee surgery.
Thing To Remember
The Chicago Bears finished 31st in offense and allowed the most sacks last preseason, according to theChicago Tribune. The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last five exhibition games.
Line: Giants -4.5 / Total 35.5
Put me down for the Giants minus the small chalk .........