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Panthers send Giants to 0-3 start with a trouncing

New York Giants head coach Coughlin questions a call against the Carolina Panthers during an NFL football game in Charlotte Reuters

The Giants were the team calling it a must-win earlier in the week.

But the Panthers were the team that played that way.

Carolina destroyed the Giants 38-0, sending Tom Coughlin’s team to its worst loss since he’s been coaching, and buying Panthers coach Ron Rivera a moment’s peace.

This one eclipsed the 44-7 loss to Minnesota to close the 2009 season, and drops the Giants to 0-3 with obvious issues on both sides of the ball. They had started at least 5-2 in each of Coughlin’s seasons (he took over in 2004).

The Panthers did it with ease, keeping them from ever attacking an inexperienced secondary. The Panthers tied a franchise record with seven sacks, and held the Giants to 150 yards.

They also played the kind of offense they needed to. They allowed Cam Newton to throw deep, and create his own space with his legs. It resulted in a balanced attack, with DeAngelo Williams rushing for 120 yards and Newton throwing for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

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44 Responses to “Panthers send Giants to 0-3 start with a trouncing”
  1. vexey says: Sep 22, 2013 4:10 PM

    It doesn’t have to be so hard.

  2. bullethead527 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:13 PM

    Payback for the 36-7 beating they gave us.

  3. nananatman says: Sep 22, 2013 4:15 PM

    There is so much more to say: The Giants looked like an 80 year old john with placebo viagara twerking with Miley Cyrus. Not that real viagara would help that chick is gross.

  4. Deb says: Sep 22, 2013 4:18 PM

    Being so consumed by the Steelers’ total meltdown, I’ve been a little slow to realize the same thing is happening to the Giants. We know what’s come undone in Pittsburgh. What’s happened in New York?

  5. truthfactory says: Sep 22, 2013 4:19 PM

    You can’t spell “ELIminated from the playoffs by Week 3″ whithout “Eli”

  6. fdugrad says: Sep 22, 2013 4:21 PM

    UGH, old, slow and injured…not the best combination.

  7. jakec4 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:21 PM

    I expected NY to be a joke, I just thought it would be the Jets.

  8. cometkazie says: Sep 22, 2013 4:22 PM

    The Bills and the Yets have each won a game so this makes the Jints the worst team in or around New York.

    Behind the Yets must be embarrassing, esp after a shutout with six sacks.

  9. ragingmouse says: Sep 22, 2013 4:25 PM

    Wow! Giants low awful!!!!!

  10. coughlinsredcheeks says: Sep 22, 2013 4:25 PM

    Absolutely disgusting performance by the Giants. Great way to make Coughlin feel better about his brother

  11. nfl4days says: Sep 22, 2013 4:26 PM

    Eli is not elite.

  12. rcampore says: Sep 22, 2013 4:28 PM

    The O-Line and D-Line are both atrocious….You are not going to win crap when you are pathetic in the trenches. Eli doesn’t even have time to get a step forward!

    I guess I can be happy that Logicalvoicesays is probably crying in his parents basement also??

  13. ottawabrave91 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:29 PM

    it don’t get any easier for the cheating giants. Eli you are next. sincerely, chiefs kingdom courtesy of hali and Houston

  14. bluflower010 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:29 PM

    Cam Newton want Madden” on the giants today haha..

  15. jvseahawk says: Sep 22, 2013 4:30 PM

    Looks like that Seahawks win in Carolina wasn’t so shabby after all.

  16. notbrettfavre says: Sep 22, 2013 4:34 PM

    Coughlin should retire, Gilbride should have been fired 3 years ago, and I don’t know how they let the O-line and LBs get that bad without doing much of anything to improve. Yeah, they’ve drafted some nice talent, but completely ignored need in a lot of areas, couple that with bad play calling and questionable coaching at best, it just got way out of hand. Today showed that.

  17. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:37 PM

    Now is time for the typical New Yorker response of bringing up how many World Series the Yankees have won.

  18. nygiants4rings says: Sep 22, 2013 4:43 PM

    I fell asleep and woke up and its 1976 all over again.

  19. bunjy96 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:45 PM

    The Jersey Jints worse than the Jersey Jets!

    Unbelievable!

  20. chicagogiantsfan says: Sep 22, 2013 4:48 PM

    Embarrassing for Giants fans. Losing is one thing, not showing up is unacceptable. Hope Coughlin went into the locker room and didn’t say a word after that sham. Let the players know how much they embarrassed themselves, the organization, the fans, etc…

    Time to overhaul those coordinators too. Fewell = gone, Gilbride = gone.

  21. 9erssince85 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:52 PM

    Now Romo and Vick get killed by national media for picks and bad games, but Eli continues to get a pass. Even the commentators were making excuses for Eli. C’mon PFt, get on Eli,,,

  22. romosrevenge says: Sep 22, 2013 4:56 PM

    Eli is ELITE. Huh, Collingsworthless?

  23. mrniceinvenice says: Sep 22, 2013 4:57 PM

    The Giants issues start and end with the offensive line. Jerry Reese has messed this up big time with his approach to the line (low draft picks and vets) and all our issues emanate from there. Will Beatty stinks (Deihl replaced him in ’11 when we went on to win it all) – a 3rd round pick from Connecticut with injury issues and zero toughness should not be protecting the franchise. Booth is a quality backup, but not a starter. Baas is damaged goods. Snee is on the downside – a great player but getting old. Pugh is not ready for prime time. Deihl is out. Cordle is a paperweight. The results speak for themselves — multitudes of sacks and penalties, no room to run, no time to pass, holdings to negate TDs, it’s pathetic. One or more linemen are screwing up on EVERY play. So Eli can’t run the offense, the runners can’t gain yards, every drive becomes 3rd and a mile. And over time, the defense – which has actually played pretty well – finds itself back on its heels, defending crappy field position, losing energy and then looking terrible. Might be the worst OLine performance of all time today. That’s our problem and it may take years to fix. You can’t ignore the OLine and expect to be competitive – doesn’t matter what bright, shiny objects you put at the skill positions. At least we have 2 rings and a lot of recent joy and I still love this team and appreciate all of that… At least the division is weak overall and the Skins are 0-3, too, and those morons who talk so much junk on this site can’t do anything but shut the hell up. 0-3 stinks any way you slice it.

  24. rtp295 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:08 PM

    I was feeling bad after the Packer game and then I saw this score. I honestly feel bad for Giants fans this year

  25. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 22, 2013 5:12 PM

    Have to agree with some comments here and think NYG needs to consider tweaking the roster.

  26. papichulo55 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:12 PM

    No panic here. Its a long season and the East will be won on the last week, not the third.

  27. savoirlaire says: Sep 22, 2013 5:12 PM

    Giant fan since the days of Homer Jones. Thank you for your exemplary service Coughlin…now f’in retire. I am beyond embarrassed about this joke that Reese and red face trot out. The game has passed by this team and the sad sack management/coaching staff. Christ, they suck…I want Coughlin gone…now.

  28. nananatman says: Sep 22, 2013 5:23 PM

    Giants are a joke across the board, hahaha, disgrace to the city, lamenting the importance of good LB corps. Perry should be signing up for food stamps anytime now. I love the Giants but you look soft, like Bounty soft.

  29. nygrwy says: Sep 22, 2013 5:27 PM

    As a Giants fan you had to see this coming. The last two seasons we have declined. Even the super bowl win year was pulled out of our ass but I will take it.

    No cap room and vets aging and not getting it done along with some bad draft picks not performing. Everyone gives Reese a pass but seriously besides JPP (which was forced because we would have gone for Mcclain if the raiders didnt take him) who has panned out?

    You cant win every year but we should be able to compete and it seems to be we suck or we are all in.

  30. slick50ks says: Sep 22, 2013 5:43 PM

    Welcome to KC next week!

  31. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 22, 2013 5:49 PM

    The good news is we don’t have to worry about home field advantage in the Superbowl.

  32. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 22, 2013 5:53 PM

    Deb says: Sep 22, 2013 4:18 PM

    Being so consumed by the Steelers’ total meltdown, I’ve been a little slow to realize the same thing is happening to the Giants. We know what’s come undone in Pittsburgh. What’s happened in New York?
    ——————————————————

    A bit different circumstances Deb.

    Giants just got old.

    Steelers just got clean.

  33. thebirdofprey says: Sep 22, 2013 6:34 PM

    I said it after I saw the Panthers in week one..Their front 7 is as tough as any in the NFL and probably even better than the 49ers which gets so much praise. If Cam Newton gets hot, watch out.

  34. orivar says: Sep 22, 2013 6:54 PM

    Reminds me of when the Hasselbeck Seahawks shut out the my Eagles in 2005, 42-0.

  35. gmensox says: Sep 22, 2013 8:11 PM

    Was Matalica playing in the fourth quarter in Carolina?

  36. eaglesnoles05 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:21 PM

    good ol’ viagara!

  37. dogman9 says: Sep 22, 2013 9:06 PM

    The stink from Metlife stadium is NOT the NY Jets, who are now 2-1 of all things…its from the awful NY Giants who rolled over and played dead in the SECOND QUARTER today against a dreadful team.

    No heart, no guts, and Eli is no leader. He is NOT an elite QB that all NY Giant fans want you to think. With those receivers my God he should have sick numbers, instead you can all get sick over 0-3, then if you want to get more sick look at the schedule, week 4 at KC.

    Funniest part is that fatty Mike Francessa and coach were doing tv spot on super bowl saying oh how wonderful it would be if NYG make super bowl to be played in NJ this year BWWAHAHA!

  38. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 22, 2013 9:42 PM

    Now that was a beat down. Eli found a way to not throw INTs all the time…just get sacked instead.

    RIP Giants. Maybe next year. HAHAHAHA

  39. Deb says: Sep 22, 2013 10:01 PM

    @realitycheckbaby …

    For future reference, when I ask a question … I’m asking actual football fans. Trolls need not reply.

  40. bookofelisha10 says: Sep 23, 2013 8:33 AM

    killdrive should of been fired half a decade ago

  41. tominma says: Sep 23, 2013 10:49 AM

    Whoever is buying the groceries should probly get fired– whether it’s Coughlin or the GM. Coughlin an only coach the team he has!

  42. amphiptere9 says: Sep 23, 2013 11:27 AM

    Now maybe everyone else will open their eyes. Eli Manning isn’t (nor has he ever been) capable of carrying a football team. He won super bowls by scoring 17 points on bad defenses (mostly by throwing jump balls). Can everyone now stop pretending like he is anything but average?

  43. mfb73 says: Sep 23, 2013 12:43 PM

    There’s no pretending two Lombardi’s and two Super Bowl mvp’s for Eli, and the teams they beat to get there. Anyone who thinks otherwise are idiots. What we’re seeing now (unfortunately) is an organization that’s getting stale and needs a shake-up. Age and inexperience is a factor and some coaches that are set in their ways. Coughlin needs to retire, not get fired. The rest of the coaches need the walking papers. No guarantees, but the current regime is putting this great franchise in a hole that it can’t dig out of.

  44. jgedgar70 says: Sep 23, 2013 12:55 PM

    dogman9 says:
    Sep 22, 2013 9:06 PM
    The stink from Metlife stadium is NOT the NY Jets, who are now 2-1 of all things…its from the awful NY Giants who rolled over and played dead in the SECOND QUARTER today against a dreadful team.
    _____
    No, we are NOT dreadful. We just haven’t been able to close out close games when we hold a late lead. You want dreadful? Look in Jacksonvlle, Tampa, and Pittsburgh, as well as in the mirror. Don’t look in Carolina.

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