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Sept 22, 1:00pm - Giants at Panthers
Game 3
Giants 0 0 0 0 0
Panthers 7 10 14 7 38
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Giants lose to the Panthers 38-0.
Eli Manning was 12 of 23 for 119 yards and 1 INT.
David Wilson rushed for 39 yards on 11 carries.
Da'Rel Scott rushed for 5 yards on 1 carry and had 2 catches for 17 yards.
Brandon Jacobs rushed for 2 yards on 3 carries.
Rueben Randle caught 2 passes for 40 yards.
Brandon Myers caught 3 passes for 33 yards.
Victor Cruz caught 3 passes for 25 yards.
Louis Murphy caught 1 pass for 8 yards and had 1 fumble.
Jerrel Jernigan caught 1 pass for 5 yards.

Henry Hynoski caught 1 pass for 5 yards.
Bear Pascoe caught 1 pass for 2 yards.
Larry Donnell recovered 2 fumbles.
Aaron Ross had 1 interception.
Mathias Kiwanuka had 1 sack.

Josh Brown missed on an attempt at a 38 yard field goal.

Game Notes:
"I was as anxious as any other Giants fan watching this game. The Giants had already dropped the first two games and I was really hoping to see them get off to a good fast start. They got the ball first and after two runs by David Wilson that went for minus 2 and plus 2, Eli Manning had ten yards to cover for a first down. Everyone knew Manning was going to pass the ball, but with all the receivers ridiculously covered up, he did what Cam Newton would do. Eli ran up the middle for 14 yards and got a first down.
I was amazed by that and it looked from what I saw so far that the Panthers defense was going to over protect against both the run and the pass and mess up quite a bit in the process. Eli then threw a pass to Henry Hynoski that went for 5 yards. Brandon Jacobs ran for a disappointing zero yards and then Manning was sacked.
I figured the Panthers got a little lucky, and our defense with their turn got a sack on Cam Newton and a 3-and-out. I didn't know that at that point I had seen just about the best the Giants had to offer. By the end of the first half, Eli was sacked six times, and had only 6 completions, and his one scramble accounted for 14 of the 17 yards the offense had accumulated on the ground. Josh Brown had missed a field goal, the Giants had no score and were down by 17 points.
Things never got much better. Eli completed only 6 more passes and added 1 interception. They pulled him late in the fourth quarter either for his safety or his dignity and Curtis Painter took his place. He completed 2 passes and also threw an interception. The defense had one interception but gave up 5 touchdowns and a field goal. So the Giants lost this game bigtime, 38-0 and are now 0-3 on the season.
I'm already freaked out from what I saw today and creepy Andy Reid is up next with that cold icy stare of his. He's already marched his Kansas City Chiefs to wins over the Cowboys and Eagles as he gets his revenge on the NFC East. Someone climb into bed with me tonight, pull up the covers and shield me from everything so I can get a good night's sleep."

Game Notes:
"As a Giants fan you want to hope and believe in the worst way that the results of what you saw today was simply Chase Blackburn and Domenik Hixon clueing their new team into every single aspect that exists in the Giants playbook. Really hope that in some ways it was a factor, because if it's not, you have no hope for the rest of the season. Your team scored no points, was shut out by an 0-2 team and the Giants are now 0-3 for the first time since 1996. There are 161 teams that started the season 0-3 since 1978 and only five have made it into the playoffs. Blackburn started in place of three-time Pro Bowler Jon Beason at weak side linebacker and Hixon caught one pass thrown his way for 8 yards.
Hakeem Nicks was looking forward to getting a chance to play a game in his hometown after not being able to make the trip last year. Nicks had zero catches. Victor Cruz, the top receiver on the team, was probably glad he wasn't playing at home. Cruz finished up with 3 catches for 25 yards.
Rueben Randle was the top receiver tonight with 40 yards and Brandon Myers was next with 33 yards.
The offensive line took a big step back, allowing Eli Manning to be sacked seven times. The Giants running game, well once again there really was none behind this line. The running backs, David Wilson, Da'Rel Scott, and Brandon Jacobs combined for 46 yards on 15 carries. Add in Eli's 14 yards and the total of 60 is the best they've had this year.
Both teams had 11 drives, but the Panthers accumilated 27 first downs to the Giants 10 and were the only ones to put points on the board. The Giants went down 38-0, and it looks like coach Ron Rivera's job, which was in question, is safe for right now. So, were his 0-2 Panthers sleeping giants in disguise or were the Giants just sleep walking through this entire game?"

First Quarter
Play: Mike Tolbert 2 yard TD run (Graham Gano kick), 2:33
Drive: 12 plays, 59 yards in 5:50
Carolina 7-0
Second Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 53 yard field goal, 6:44
Drive: 11 plays, 37 yards in 4:54
Carolina 10-0

Play: Brandon LaFell 16 yard TD pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 0:12
Drive: 13 plays, 65 yards in 3:33
Carolina 17-0

Third Quarter

Play: Brandon LaFell 20 yd pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 11:35
Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards in 3:25
Carolina 24-0

Play: Cam Newton 3 yd run (Graham Gano kick), 6:58
Drive: 7 plays, 38 yards in 3:52
Carolina 31-0

Fourth Quarter

Play: Ted Ginn Jr. 47 yd pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 13:30
Drive: 6 plays, 87 yards in 3:07
Carolina 38-0

Giants fell to 0-3 for the first time since 1996.

Giants 18 yards in the first half was their lowest total in any half since 2001.

Giants finished with 150 total yards, their lowest since 2006.

Giants Eli Manning's 14 yards was his longest run since a 16-yarder in 2010.

Giants Eli Manning's 7 sacks was the most sacks allowed since 2006.

Giants Eli Manning' s 12 completions were his fewest since 2012 and the 119 yards was his lowest total since 2008 in a game where he played only the first half.

Panthers 53-yard field goal was the longest field goal against the Giants since 2008.
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