There’s something about losing to the Giants that makes opposing teams think that the Giants didn’t actually have anything to do with their loss.
Echoing Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, who said of Green Bay’s playoff loss that the Giants “didn’t beat us, we beat ourselves,” Panthers quarterback Cam Newton gave similar comments after Thursday night’s Giants victory.
“It was nothing they did, it was all on us,” Newton said.
Newton may be trying to say that the Panthers have to play better, and he’s right about that. But I’m pretty sure something the Giants did contributed to their 36-7 victory. Newton’s three-interception night must have had at least something to do with the Giants’ defense, right?
“Offensively, we didn’t get the job done,” Newton said. “We knew what type of game it was going to be. Of course, they have elite defensive linemen and elite guys on defense, but we have good players on offense. If I was a fan of the Carolina Panthers I would be holding my head down in shame of the product that was out there today.”
As Newton walked off the field, he looked like he was holding his head in shame.