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Giants 22, Bears 16

Giants continue to pull out the close ones

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Nothing has come easy for the Giants this season, even in the games they are supposed to win.

The difference this year is they are winning the close games, a big change from previous seasons.

Eli Manning threw a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown to rookie receiver Sterling Shepard in the third quarter as New York rallied for its fifth straight win. It remains two games behind the Cowboys in the NFC East.

"We did find a way, that's the resiliency of this team," guard Marshall Newhouse said. "In the past we'd lose a lot of close games, now we are winning a lot of close games. People see that as a negative, and I don't see why. Obviously there is stuff to improve on, but if you can play, maybe not playing your best, and you win, that's a positive."

Manning also threw a third-quarter touchdown to tight end Will Tye, Rashad Jennings scored on a 2-yard run and Robbie Gould kicked a 46-yard field goal.

The Giants got a second-half shutout from their defense and a clinching interception from safety Landon Collins. Former USF star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had 2½ sacks in probably his most dominant game since mangling his right hand in a fireworks accident on July 4, 2015. "JPP is JPP, man," defensive end Olivier Vernon said. "Ain't nothing changed about him. He is still a beast out there."

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