Bears-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

Bears DE Julius Peppers vs. Giants OTs David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie

The Giants are going to have a hard time ending their losing streak if OTs David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie aren't up to the tough task of slowing down Bears DE Julius Peppers.

Peppers doesn't have a sack since Week One, but he has been disruptive in every game this season, and drew multiple penalties on the Packers' offensive line in Week Three. Peppers will rush from both the left side and the right, so OLT Diehl and ORT McKenzie, who lost his composure in Week Three and drew two personal-foul penalties, will each match up against Peppers.

The Giants' offense has struggled to establish a rhythm over the past two games, and QB Eli Manning has been sacked six times in that span. Diehl and McKenzie will face Peppers one-on-one at certain points, but offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride won't hesitate to keep TEs Kevin Boss and Bear Pascoe in to help block Peppers, who has a sack in each of his last two games against the Giants.