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September 20, 2012

Giants 20, Panthers 0, halftime

Halfway to a flop.

   What was supposed to be a nationally televised showcase for the Panthers has instead turned into a potential embarrassment as the New York Giants dominated the first half, building a 20-0 lead at Bank of America Stadium.

   The Giants have overwhelmed the Panthers in every area, offense, defense and time of possession. 

   In what has become a bothersome trend, the Panthers allowed the Giants to take the opening kickoff and turn it into an 80-yard touchdown drive for a 7-0 lead. It's the third straight game that has begun the same way for the Panthers.

   Despite missing star receiver and former Independence High receiver Hakeem Nicks, right tackle David Diehl and running back Ahmad Bradshaw, the Giants pierced the Panthers' defense immediately. Brown, from Rose High in Greenville, had the big play, busting a 33-yard run to the Carolina 22-yard line.

   The Giants scored on a 14-yard pass from quarterback Eli Manning to tight end Martellus Bennett with 11:38 remaining in the first quarter.

   New York stretched its lead to 10-0 on a 47-yard Lawrence Tynes field goal with 3:46 left in the opening quarter.

   The Carolina offense, missing injured running back Jonathan Stewart for the second time in three games, was stifled early by New York, managing just three first downs in its first two possessions. The Giants out gained the Panthers 158-56 in the first quarter.

    It got worse for the the Panthers early in the second quarter as the Giants continued to dominate on both sides of the line.

   Finding and creating big holes in the Carolina defense, Manning drove the Giants 72 yards for their second touchdown. Unfazed by an ineffective pass rush, Manning had time to find open receivers, setting up 1-yard touchdown run by Brown to put New York ahead 17-0 with 12:03 remaining in the half.

   Tynes stretched the New York lead to 20-0 with a 49-yard field goal with 3:13 remaining in the half.

   Manning completed 18 of 23 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown in the half.

   Trying to generate a score late in the first half, it backfired on the Panthers when Cam Newton threw behind Brandon LaFell and was intercepted by Jason Hosley at the Giants' 41-yard line.


-- Ron Green Jr.


Posted by Observer Sports on September 20, 2012 at 09:53 PM | Permalink


I tell you, and I have felt this for a while but wanted to ignore it and hope it went away. But Ron Rivera looks like one of the most clueless coaches. I mean what does he do on the sidelines. He just looks totally overwhelmed. I think his level of ability is like a line coach, he is not head coaching material. And he looks totally lost.

Posted by: Jim | Sep 20, 2012 9:58:47 PM

Thanks Marty, another good team that you put together. Another year, no playoffs.

Posted by: Steven | Sep 20, 2012 10:06:21 PM

It is a real Craptacular showing. Great game vs. the Saints and now they turned over the kickoff. Call me if they decide to play.

Posted by: Mark R | Sep 20, 2012 10:07:25 PM

Just keep rushing 4 every time coach. It'll work eventually.

Posted by: Chris | Sep 20, 2012 10:11:44 PM

I'm so numb at the level of deplorable play right now. I LOATHE when we're THIS bad on BOTH sides of the ball.

Posted by: Chris | Sep 20, 2012 10:12:14 PM

Rivera, the coordinators and Cam all need to get their heads in the game. I am pretty sure if the defense simply stood still they would stop the Giants more than they have so far. If Joe Adams doesn't camp out in the endzone rest of the night he should be fired.

At this point the only positive I have seen is the Panthers fans have not booed louder or simply walked out.

Posted by: NFP | Sep 20, 2012 10:17:25 PM

Cam also hasn't been accounting for blitzers pre-snap

Posted by: Chris | Sep 20, 2012 10:17:40 PM

I get so tired of seeing the corners chasing receivers all game every game because they are GIVING them eight to ten yards. when the receiver catches the ball he already has a running start and almost a first down and the corner is playing catch up. GET UP ON THE DAMN RECEIVER AND GET IN HIS FACE AND CHALLENGE HIM!!! COMPETE!!!

Posted by: superbowl2012yeahright | Sep 20, 2012 10:32:43 PM

I've seen enough. We need to cut the head off. This has Jerry Richardson written all over it. He's lost his mind. What business man would let someone like Marty Hurney run this team into the ground.

Even Rivera looks incompetent.

Time to clean house. Or burn it down.

Posted by: Chris | Sep 20, 2012 10:54:58 PM

Ugh. Three games. Two TOTAL disasters. I am NOT optimistic about the rest of the season. And can we PLEASE stop the yammering about how Cam "plays his best when the lights are brightest". We now have definitive proof that this simply isn't true.

Posted by: John | Sep 20, 2012 11:25:33 PM

Just wondering how long til Cam pulled a Kerry Collins and says his hearts not in it and wants to quit. And the way they play I can't blame him. No run stuffing. No QB pressure. No jams at the line. No one protecting Cam. Just pathetic. Kuechly is horrible. He sure put on a song and dance to get drafted when we had much bigger holes to fill. I don't even live in the Carolinas and I'm a fan so for me to get this disgusted shows it's pretty bad.

Posted by: I'm Right | Sep 20, 2012 11:29:10 PM

The only thing more pathetic than the Panthers are the fans acting so shocked, so surprised when the organization is once again exposed for what they truly are. Arrogant, no show, no heart LOSERS! Shut up Panther fans and quit your whining. If you fools weren't buying th BS every year along with tickets, Jerry just might have to spend some money on real players and real coaches. You have exactly what you support. Another losing year from a loser team

Posted by: Cooter | Sep 20, 2012 11:49:05 PM

Rivera looks and is totally overmatched...each game the opponent has taken their opening possession in for seven....team is not ready to play and the talent level at certain key positions is simply not there. Definitely in trouble defensively...

Posted by: David | Sep 20, 2012 11:51:54 PM

Chud is not helping Cam either.
Read option is played OUT EVERYDOWN! Hurting us bad! Either run or pass and put Cam under center, mix The read in!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 21, 2012 12:03:55 AM

Chud is not helping Cam either.
Read option is played OUT EVERYDOWN! Hurting us bad! Either run or pass and put Cam under center, mix The read in!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 21, 2012 12:03:56 AM

I am no expert by any means as far as x's and o's go, as I am still learning about football, but I agree with a poster who said we weren't covering the Giant's WR's close enough! They were standing so far away from them that they were wide open. The Giants on the other hand, were right up next to our WR's and had a hand right up in their faces. For those who put blame on Cam, he was pressured from the beginning with the OL not protecting him, and he got rattled. Eli, on the other hand had great protection and all day to throw the ball. What is with the defense? Here one day and gone the next.

Posted by: I've seen it too | Sep 21, 2012 1:37:11 AM

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