Bears-Giants matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday night's Week Four game between the Bears and the Giants:

Bears TE Greg Olsen vs. Giants' pass coverage

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz is good at putting his receivers in favorable matchups, and it's not that difficult to achieve in TE Greg Olsen's case since he's so athletic for his size. Olsen, who has a touchdown in each of his last two games, could find himself lined up against Giants SLB Clint Sintim often on Sunday night.

Keith Bulluck is the Giants' usual starter on the strong side, but he's not expected to play because of a toe injury. It would be Sintim's first career start.

Sintim has enough strength to battle tight ends and tackles at the line of scrimmage, but he could be a liability in coverage vs. Olsen.

Look for Martz to send Olsen up the seam on quick-hitting passes to test Sintim, who is probably going to need help over the top from safeties Kenny Phillips and Antrel Rolle.