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Bears lead Giants 14-7 early in 2nd

    2013-10-10 20:20

CHICAGO (AP) - Jay Cutler threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall, and Tim Jennings returned an interception 48 yards for a score to help the Chicago Bears take a 14-7 lead over the New York Giants early in second quarter Thursday night.

With the Giants looking to avoid their first 0-6 start in 37 years, Eli Manning threw interceptions on New York's first two possessions.

Manning pass was picked off by Zackary Bowman on the third play from scrimmage. Bowman returned it to the 12, but the Giants held off the Chicago offense as Cutler couldn't convert a fourth-and-2 pass to Marshall.

On the next Giants' drive, Jacobs broke a 16-yard run and Rueben Randle had a 20-yard catch, then Manning tried to go back to Randle, but after an apparent communication breakdown, his pass was picked off by Jennings, who returned it for a touchdown. It was the second time this season Jennings has returned an interception for a touchdown.

Manning leads the league with 14 interceptions.

New York has not dropped its first six since an 0-9 start in 1976.

On the Giants' third possession, Manning and the Giants put together a 10-play, 80-yard scoring drive. Manning connected with Hakeem Nix for 17 yards, and found Cruz for back-to-back receptions for 16 yards. Jacobs capped off the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run to tie it at 7.

Jacobs carried eight times for 53 yards in the first quarter.

On the ensuing drive, Cutler found fullback Tony Flammetta for a 30-yard pass play, which eventually set up a 10-yard touchdown catch for Marshall.

The Giants have won two straight against the Bears and their last four at Soldier Field, with the latest matchup in Chicago coming in 2007.

Charles Tillman was inactive because of a right knee injury.

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