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September 20, 2012

Giants cruising against Panthers, lead 36-7

Score: Giants 36, Panthers 7

Scoring play: A 27-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes

Drive: 7 plays, 10 yards, 3:17

Key play: Joe Adams muffed the Giants' second pnut of the game to give New York the ball near the red zone.

Time of game: 1:09 left in the fourth quarter

Worth mentioning: Cam Newton is done for the evening and Derek Anderson will see his first action of the 2012 regular season.


Score: Giants 33, Panthers 7

Scoring play: A one-yard touchdown run by Andre Brown

Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:51

Key play: Charles Godfrey ripped off Martellus Bennett's helmet in the red zone, putting the Giants on the Carolina 6.

Time of game: 9:40 left in the fourth quarter

Worth mentioning: The Panthers need three touchdowns and three two-point conversions and a field goal to take their first lead of the game.


Score: Giants 26, Panthers 7

Scoring play: A 39-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes

Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 5:35

Key play: On the first play of the drive, Eli Manning found Martellus Bennett for a 29-yard pick-up that got the Giants outside of their own 20 and near midfield.

Time of game: 0:50 left in the third quarter

Worth mentioning: Frank Alexander sacked Eli Manning for a loss of six yards on 2-and-long to get the Panthers first sack of the game. 


Score: Giants 23, Panthers 7

Scoring play: A one-yard touchdown run by Cam Newton.

Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:24

Key play: Newton found Steve Smith sitting in the middle of the field on a 2-and-8 for a 17-yard pickup. The play put the Panthers in Giants territory.

Time of game: 6:25 in the third quarter.

Worth mentioning: Ron Rivera said earlier in the week he doesn't mind when Newton doesn't run. Newton leaped over the pile for the touchdown, giving up his body for the sake of finally getting the Panthers on the board.


Score: Giants 23, Panthers 0

Scoring play: A 30-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes. 

Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 2:03

Key play: Panthers KR Joe Adams returned the ball to the 20-yard line before fumbling. If there was a bright side for the Panthers following the first half, it was that Carolina would at least get the ball to start the second half.

Time of game: 12:49 in the third quarter

Worth mentioning: The Panthers still have not scored

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on September 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM | Permalink


Sean mcdermot has to go I dnt care that I dnt kno how to spell it. He's not good at his job. Our right side of our line is horrible. Cam is playn like crap and our offensive playcalling is questionable. That is all. We suck

Posted by: randy | Sep 20, 2012 10:52:31 PM

I agree this Def Coordinator is awful. No wonder Philly fired him

Posted by: Mark Clifford | Sep 20, 2012 10:54:07 PM

Fire McDermott

Posted by: Ashe | Sep 20, 2012 10:57:31 PM

Defense sucks period gave up 33 points by 3rd Quarter.Offensive line is a question too!Wide receivers are horrible exclude Steve Smith he is old,future HOF.

Posted by: Panthers31 | Sep 20, 2012 11:05:16 PM

This defense is the death of the season....

Posted by: Chris | Sep 20, 2012 11:07:02 PM

the whole team is a laughing stock! Rivera better rip some heads...stop playing the nice guy. Tell your employee McDemontt his job is not safe. pitiful excuse for a football team...what an embarasment on nat'l TV .. kinda like my boss

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett | Sep 20, 2012 11:19:12 PM

Panthers should be ashame of themselves the way they came out tonight. They did nothing, but show the rest of the league they suck. Defense sucks, offense is overrated and everyone who played tonight needs give back to everyone who paid to see that lazy overrated effort. Let's look forward to another top 5 pick. Panthers will be lucky if they win three games this year with this effort......Very Very Very disappointed

Posted by: Panther fan in AZ | Sep 20, 2012 11:19:37 PM

This team may win less games than they did last year. A Wild Card team? give me a break! this team will have to make tremendous turn around just to get to 8-8.

Posted by: Jim | Sep 20, 2012 11:29:00 PM


Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 20, 2012 11:30:35 PM

What a mess. I am beginning to believe either Rivera can't coach defense or we simply have a bunch of bad players.
They can't stop the run, they can't pressure, they can't cover, and they can't tackle. Those are facts. Nothing has changed from last year. They also start every game flat on offense and defense.
Going to be a long season, I don't see it getting fixed.

Posted by: Kenny | Sep 21, 2012 12:17:30 AM

I just don't understand how a team with this many weapons on offense can't score points. Always going three and out. Always punting the ball. What good is a "franchise qb" if he's getting sacked and hurried all the time?
OT, but I guarantee you won't see this kind of lacking effort from the Bobcats this year. Dunlap has control of this team and they will come out ready to play every game, win or lose. Watch.

Posted by: defensewinsgames | Sep 21, 2012 5:21:37 AM

What a disgrace. The panther psl owners are selling their tickets to opposing team's fan's. It was a home away from home for the Giants last night in Bank of America stadium. This team needs to be sold and moved to some other city willing to suppport this discrace of a team.

Posted by: 2 and 14 again | Sep 21, 2012 7:07:50 AM

Let's face it our d line is bad. We need DTs horribly there absolutely no push last night. I don't care who your back 7 is when u can't get pressure anyone will pick u apart. Cam made bad throws yes but the o line was constantly getting beat. I agree that we come out flat I blame game planning which comes down to coaching. Top needs for this team were made obvious last night. RT, RG, DT and a #1 corner who will actually tackle. Gamble is a joke this year. Also, I'd like to see a new d coordinator. Chud can stay but he needs to stop with the over the head creativity. Multiple times last night they had good drives going when a bad call blew it. He kept going away from what was working bc he couldn't help himself. As for cam he needs to go through his progressions I think they have it in his mind that he has to push the ball down the field.

Posted by: randy | Sep 21, 2012 7:33:17 AM

why did they bring in this guy to be the def cor. He was fired from Philly for not getting the job done! What happened last night is the reason I was hoping we would draft D line and not LB. And our offensive guards suck!

Posted by: sean has to go | Sep 21, 2012 8:17:37 AM

Good job Marty, hell of a team that you put together. This is why you don't let reporters pick teams. Some reason you don't let a plumber operate on your heart.

Posted by: steven | Sep 21, 2012 10:19:01 AM

Pathetic. They had a very high opinion of themselves before the season started and, as we see now, they came into the season underprepared and overconfident.

The defense and offensive line really suck.

Posted by: Skeezix | Sep 21, 2012 12:09:40 PM

Here's my humble perspective from section 255: kudos to the Giants. Even their banged up squad played like World Champs. They're an elite team; we are not. We showed the world why McDermott was fired in Philly; why Nakamura couldn't make the 1st string in Baltimore; why Joe Adams was available, and why Coach Fox benched Chris Gamble. I paid over $230 for tix, parking & concessions--I can't get a refund for last nights debacle. But Mr. Richardson, if we can't beat ALT with 10 days prep time, if I were you, I'd starting demanding some of my money back. Please fix this mess. Thank you.

Posted by: CarolinaGurl | Sep 21, 2012 12:41:22 PM

Marty Hurney is a no-talent ass clown.

Posted by: Blake Abbott | Sep 23, 2012 3:23:11 PM

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 3:27:08 PM

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