GIANTS (0-5) at BEARS (3-2), 8:25 p.m.

Line: Bears by 7 1/2; O/U: 47

TV: NFL, Ch. 11.

Radio: WFAN (660, 101.9)

I'll tell you Giants fans, I feel for you.

That's right -- this Philly fan knows your pain.

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Hey, the Eagles have never won a Super Bowl; the Phillies were the first major league baseball team to notch 10,000 losses; the Flyers just fired their coach three games into their season; and the Sixers haven't captured an NBA title since a man named Moses (Malone) led them to the promised land in 1983.

So when you're talking about pain in the sports world, I know where you're coming from.

I didn't think the Giants would struggle so badly, but injuries and lack of depth have severely hurt this proud franchise.

The Giants haven't started 0-5 in a non-strike year since 1979. As my good friend and fellow scribe Tom Rock pointed out Monday: The G-men are the first team in NFL history to surrender 31 or more points in the first five games of the season since the 1954 Chicago Cardinals. (Yikes!)

Crazy enough, Big Blue is only two games behind the front-running Cowboys and Eagles, who are both 2-3, in the NFC East (the winner of this division will probably finish 8-8).

Although the Giants and Bears have played just 10 times since January of 1991, Chicago has only won one home game vs. the Giants in that span: 20-17 on Sept. 15, 1991.

Neither team has great numbers of late. I just can't recommend the Giants -- who haven't covered yet this season -- again and especially on the road on a short week.