Giants Get Trounced, Fall to 0-3.
“Overall, disappointing is not a strong enough word.” – Tom Coughlin
By far the worst loss in the Tom Coughlin era for the New York Giants in many ways.
134 yards is all the Giants starting team could muster as the offensive line let the Panthers defensive four completely control the game from the first snap.
Eli Manning who was sacked 7 times threw for only 119 yards and 1 interception
Having a weak offensive line, the Giants had no chance to take advantage of the weak secondary of the Panthers, and could not get any running game going.
On 15 carries by running backs, they only came away with 46 yards, 39 by Wilson.
Cam Newton threw an interception, but was not bothered, finished with 223 yards and 3 passing TDs, along with 45 rushing yards and another TD.
Deangelo Williams had 120 yards on 23 carries.
Quick Blow By Blow:
Besides a 14 yard scramble for a first down by Eli Manning, the first 3 drives went absolutely no where.
Giants had some luck on their side after their 3rd drive when the short punt by Weatherford bounced off of a Carolina player and was recovered by Donnell for the Giants.
Cam Newton’s only mistake was taken back Aaron Ross to the 17 yard line. However, the drive ended with a missed 38 yard field goal. During the drive, Wilson had a 17 yard TD run which was taken back by a Beatty hold.
Eli threw his only interception in the beginning of the 3rd quarter when the cornerback broke off the fade and slipped underneath Cruz running an out.
Story of the Panthers offense was that read-option. They practically drove down the field at will with either Cam Newton doing the running or handing the ball off to Williams.
Aaron Ross had a great first half, but had a harder time in the second half, letting up 2 TDs, one to LaFell and another to the speedy Ginn for 47 yards.
David Wilson never stopped running, even towards the end of the game. Showed great heart and character.
INJURY NEWS: Hynoski may have fractured his shoulder during the game. Tune in to Gmenhq.com for all the updates.