EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With a game left in the preseason, coach Lovie Smith still wants to see more from the Chicago Bears, especially on offense.
"We hung in there and found a way to win at the end," Smith said. "We got some things accomplished. No major injuries. We wanted to see where we are against the Super Bowl champions."
"Me and Brandon are working on a few things," said Cutler, who was 9-of-21 passing for 96 yards. "Everything is a little bit off a count in the passing game. We made some plays but we missed stuff. It's easily fixed but it needs to be fixed in the next week."
Marshall had a team-high five catches for 51 yards.
"The only people that can really stop us is us," Marshall said. "You've got to give respect to that defense, especially that front four. Give respect but tonight it was on our side."
"We had some good plays, but we left a couple things out there," said Manning, who was 17-of-21 passing for 148 yards. "But overall I thought it was pretty good."
The Giants threatened in the final minutes with David Carr moving them to the Bears 38. A roughing-the-passer penalty nullified an interception on the ensuing play and a 10-yard pass to Isaiah Stanback got the ball to the Chicago 12-yard line. However, Anthony Walters tipped a pass to DePalma in the end zone and Frey made the interception.
"It came down to a play at the end and we were not able to make it," Carr said. "I should have thrown the ball away."
Down 17-7 at the half, Cutler took the opening series of the second half for the Bears and led them on a quick, seven-play, 59-yard march that Gould capped with a 30-yard field goal.
The game-winning drive for Chicago was 11 plays covering 58 yards. Campbell converted on three third-down passes, the last going to Anderson, who broke a tackle by Bruce Johnson to get into the end zone.
Wilson, who started because Ahmad Bradshaw bruised a hand last week against the Jets, was not only exciting, gaining 49 yards on five carries, but if he can play like this, New York will have a running game to accompany Manning's passing.
Wilson had runs of 20 and 15 yards and rambled 29 yards with a short pass on consecutive plays to set up Tynes' 32-yard field goal with 5:04 left in the opening quarter.
New York starting cornerback Prince Amukamara sustained a right high ankle sprain on the series and did not return.
Manning and Barden, who is fighting to make the roster, made the big plays for the Giants in a 14-point second quarter that put New York ahead 17-7 at the half.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press