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Oct 24, 1:00 PM Panthers at Giants
Game 7
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Giants win over the Panthers 25-3

"It's great to see the Giants win a game, and this one was really something right from the start. The Panthers had the ball first, and after a few plays, faced a 4th-and-1 from their own 36-yard line. I thought the Giants had an early stop here, but the Panthers went for it. It was quite surprising, because if the defense held, the Giants would be in field goal range. After running back Chuba Hubbard got the first down with a 2 yard run, the Panthers continued downfield until they scored with a 45-yard field goal.
Daniel Jones started things off for the Giants with a 14 yard run. Then he completed a pass to Darius Slayton for 15 yards, but you knew the good times couldn't last, and after losing yardage on the next few plays, they punted from midfield and the Giants defense was back on the field. If Carolina didn't respect them on that first drive, they certainly did over the course of the half. Carolina ended up with four 3-and-outs, a safety, and an interception. Meanwhile, the Giants offense kept at it, until they took a 5-3 lead in the second quarter with a Graham Gano 49 yard field goal.
That score held up, and near the end of the third quarter the Giants added to it when they ran a trick play with receiver Dante Pettis throwing the ball to Jones, who made an amazing one handed catch to pull it in. Jones later hit Pettis with a 5 yard touchdown pass to put the Giants up 12-3. After that the Giants scored two field goals and a touchdown. Carolina couldn't get anything going, and down 18-3 with five minutes left, they tried to convert on a 4th-and-16 from their 19 yard line.
When that failed, Devontae Booker added to their misery on the very next play, with a 19-yard touchdown run. It was great to see the Giants holding a commanding lead, and 25-3 became the final score. Today the Giants put it all together on offense and defense. Coming into this game with the way things had been going, I didn't think I'd be able to say this now, but I can't wait to see the next Giants game."

"The Giants got off to a slow start today, but aside from giving up an opening drive field goal, the defense really brought it from then on to the finish. On the Giants second drive of the game, Daniel Jones looked to have thrown a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph, but he stepped out of bounds short of the end zone. The Giants couldn't get the ball into the endzone on four tries from 2nd-and-Goal. That did leave Carolina in pretty poor field position.
The Giants defense capitalized on that when Leonard Williams put pressure on Sam Darnold, who drew a penalty for intentional grounding, and that resulted in a safety which gave the Giants their first points of the game. A field goal on the Giants next possession gave them a 5-3 lead, and it stayed like that to the end of the half.
It wasn't much of a lead considering Jones had completed 13 of his 17 passes, and led his offense across midfield on all five possessions. Jones had also run the ball 3 times for 22 yards. Unfortunately Devontae Booker and Elijhaa Penny had a combined 9 carries for 13 yards. The running game wasn't there, the spotlight falling on the Giants second drive, where Booker couldn't gain one yard for a touchdown on two separate attempts.
The Giants did score next on their third drive in the second half where Jones got to demonstrate that he could pass, run, and catch when Dante Pettis threw him a pass. Pettis then caught one from Jones for a touchdown to finish this drive. The Giants defense ended the third quarter with a 3-and-out sack on Sam Darnold, and when the Giants added another field goal to give them an 18-3 lead, head coach Matt Rhule made a switch from Darnold to P.J. Walker.
That didn't work with Walker completing just 3 of his 14 passes. The Giants added another touchdown and 25-3 was the final score, giving them their second win of the season. Jones did all he could to win this game. He was sacked twice, but it could have been more except for his ability to scramble when necessary, which helps the offensive line. Blocking could be better for the ground game as well, as the running backs totaled 75 yards on 23 carries, and that was thanks to one 19-yard touchdown run near the end of the game.
The defense played their best of the year, bringing pressure and sacking each of the Panthers quarterbacks 3 times, and came away with one interception. Carolina running backs gained just 46 yards on 13 carries, and only 3 first downs. In fact, they limited the Panthers to only 11 total first downs in this game. They need to remember how to do that, because next up, the Giants travel to Kansas City for a Monday night game with the Chiefs."

First Quarter

Play: Zane Gonzalez 45 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 46 yards, 6:23
Panthers 3-0

Second Quarter

Play: Penalty on Sam Darnold Enforced in End Zone for a Safety
Drive info: 3 plays, -2 yards, 0:43
Panthers 3-2
Play: Graham Gano 49 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 32 yards, 2:00
Giants 5-3

Third Quarter

Play: Dante Pettis 5 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards, 6:33
Giants 12-3

Fourth Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 53 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 19 yards, 2:10
Giants 15-3
Play: Graham Gano 44 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 32 yards, 5:32
Giants 18-3
Play: Devontae Booker 19 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 1 play, 19 yards, 0:06
Giants 25-3


Giants have a takeaway in each of the first 7 games of the season for the first time since 2011.

Azeez Ojulari leads all NFL rookies with 5.5 sacks.

Daniel Jones leads the Giants with 229 rushing yards.

Daniel Jones completed 8 consecutive passes, his longest streak of the season.

Daniel Jones became the first Giants quarterback with a reception since Kerry Collins in 2001.
Collins caught his own pass for a two-yard loss after it was deflected by safety Eric Brown.

The last Giants quarterback to catch a pass thrown by a teammate was Jeff Hostetler, by Phil Simms in 1988. The 10-yard catch was fumbled, and recovered by Los Angeles.
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