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Pre-Gamer: What You Need to Know for Bears vs. Giants

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Pre-Gamer: What You Need to Know for Bears vs. Giants
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The Bears will make their Sunday night football debut at the New Meadowlands to face the Giants this weekend, coming into the game as a four-point underdog. Here's what you need to know before Sunday's 7:20 p.m. kickoff on NBC.

Tommie Harris will play like a caged man. If Harris plays, he'll play like an animal. The last time he was benched, he had nine tackles and a sack in the next two games. If he plays, Harris will want to prove his worth and will tackle everyone but the equipment manager.

Sack a Manning: Eli has been sacked seven times this season, and his starting center is doubtful for Sunday's game. That means that we'll see Julius Peppers and Co. lick their chops and put Eli on his back.

Lower your Hester expectations: In 2007, when Hester had six returns for touchdowns (two kickoffs and four punt), he never strung together two games in a row with return touchdowns. If we see him continue to run his routes well, and not waste time and energy cutting around the field, then we're in good shape.

Turnover-palooza: The Giants have turned the ball over 10 times this young season. The Bears have forced eight turnovers this season. This math equation can only mean one thing: the Bears defense should have a field day, taking away the ball from the Giants many, many times.

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