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September 20, 2012

Giants gashing the Panthers, lead 20-0 in second quarter

Score: Giants 20, Panthers 0

Scoring play: A 49-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes

Drive: 11 plays, 57 yards, 5:59

Key play: On a 3-and-10 with the crowd on its feet, the Giants got yet another third-down conversion with Eli Manning connected with Ramses Barden for a 23-yard pass. Barden has six catches for 107 yards already.

Time of game: 3:13 in the second quarter

Worth mentioning: Rookie CB Josh Norman is getting gashed out there. Manning is targeting the young defensive back on nearly every pass play and typically gets a completion. Earlier in the week, Manning said if the opportunity presented itself, he may target Norman in one-on-one situations.


Score: Giants 17, Panthers 0

Scoring play: One-yard touchdown run by Andre Brown

Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards, 4:39

Key play: A 20-yard pass from Eli Manning to Ramses Barden. The Giants had just crossed into Panthers' territory when Manning found Barden downfield one-on-one against rookie CB Josh Norman. The play got the Giants to the Carolina 25. 

Time of game: 12:03 in second quarter

Worth mentioning: Giants LB Keith Rivers is questionable to return after a hamstring injury. Also, CB Corey Webster was sent to the locker room to have x-rays on his hand. He was in a scrum with WR Steve Smith late in the first quarter and both went to the ground before being separated.


Score: Giants 10, Panthers 0

Scoring play: A 47-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes.

Drive: 9 plays, 51 yards, 4:44

Key play: Eli Manning found Ramses Barden for a 21-yard pick-up on 1-and-10 from the Giants' 36-yard line. Barden, who is filling in for the injured Hakeem Nicks, has two catches for 29 yards so far.

Time of game: 3:46 in the first quarter

Worth mentioning: The Giants have five plays of at least 12 yards already this game. 


Score: Giants 7, Panthers 0

Scoring play: 14-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Marttellus Bennett.

Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:22

Key play: Linebacker Jon Beason had RB Andre Brown dead to rites on a 2-and-10 from the Giants' 47 but couldn't make the tackle. Brown scampered down the far sideline and picked up 31 yards to get to the Panthers 22-yard line.

Time of game: 11:38 in first quarter.

Worth mentioning: The Panthers have now given up a touchdown on the first possession in every game this season. Both the Buccaneers and Saints went up 7-0 on Carolina to start the game on an 80-yard drive, and the Giants are no different.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on September 20, 2012 at 08:40 PM | Permalink


Our Defense is absolutely garbage...

Posted by: Ryan | Sep 20, 2012 9:20:34 PM

This is gross....panther FAIL on ALL levels

Posted by: Robert | Sep 20, 2012 9:29:16 PM

Disgusting. McDermott needs to be canned.

Posted by: Ashe | Sep 20, 2012 9:31:18 PM

The fact that Hurney has assembled this ridiculous unit and Rivera is a yes man enough to accept it is pathetic. Pure embarrasment...

Posted by: Ryan | Sep 20, 2012 9:36:54 PM

This is absolutely PATHETIC!!! Do these guys know how to play football? that defense is non existent. the giants are going up and down the field like the defense is not even out there. i wonder what the excuses are going to be after the game this week... "we will just have to watch the tape and go to work and just try to improve" or "the other team just played better. you just have to give them credit" or my personal favorite "the good thing is the mistakes are correctable". The amazing thing is how can a professional football team supposedly "correct the mistakes" every damn single week and then proceed to come out the following week and MAKE THE SAME DAMN MISTAKES AGAIN!!!! This team is a complete joke!!! the defense plays like it has no clue what they are doing. the corners ALWAYS play eight to ten yards off the receiver. the other team just plays pitch and catch all day. no resistance at all from the defense. If you are going to get beat then at least get beat TRYING to stop the other team. This team is clueless and hopeless!!!! No pass rush, no pass defense, and an offense that is hot and cold. Going to be a LOOOONNNNNGGGGGGG year. Hope everyone is ready for another early end to the season because unless this team grows a set and starts to play football like it is suppose to be played instead of like they are afraid to be hit then you can bet your asses they WILL NOT be going to the playoffs this year.

Posted by: longseason2012 | Sep 20, 2012 9:59:03 PM

We suck

Posted by: Bull123 | Sep 20, 2012 9:59:23 PM

no blocking on offense.no pass rush wat so ever.eli has too much time to find open target.bottom line!!!!!

Posted by: ziggy | Sep 20, 2012 9:59:34 PM

We suck

Posted by: Bull123 | Sep 20, 2012 10:01:42 PM

Our Offense is an embarrasment when all we run is the read option. spend one on tolbert to be a fulback and he just another halfback. why don't they run some I-formation with tolbert as a fulback to block for williams. Giants are not bitting on the read option lets add so power football to the offense defense can't be on the field for 3/4 of the game when the offense is going 3 and out.

Posted by: Richard | Sep 20, 2012 10:06:45 PM

Richard exactly

READ OPTION IS OVER!!! Play action. The fact these coaches are banging their against the wall is very concering!

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 20, 2012 11:54:50 PM

Yo Cat fans - one of them dirty birds here - feel for ya today. Your QB was a total girl in the press conference. You can survive a bad performance but not a bad attitude. We in Atlanta have had our share of bad attitude AND bad performance. Hang in there, it gets better. But not against us :)

Posted by: P B Orr | Sep 21, 2012 8:21:54 AM

Marty Hurney is worse at being a GM than Joe and Ron are at being journalists. And that's bad.

Posted by: Tom Sorenson | Sep 23, 2012 3:26:06 PM

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