Giants outlast Panthers 19-16 for second straight win

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The Giants have made a habit of getting off to slow starts in recent seasons, but they’ve avoided that fate this year.

Graham Gano kicked four field goals, including a 56-yarder with 3:34 to play that broke a 16-16 tie and represented the final margin of victory. The 19-16 win over the Panthers lifts the Giants to 2-0 on the young season.

The winning kick came after a drive that saw Saquon Barkley and Gary Brightwell come up with big runs and a five-yard pass to Sterling Shepard that came after a holding penalty briefly knocked the Giants out of field goal range. That completion was typical of a quiet game for Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, but he avoided crippling turnovers along with highlight reel throws and the Giants will usually take that trade from their quarterback.

It looked like the Giants might run away with the game after a pair of early Panthers fumbles, but they could only turn them into six points and the game was tied at halftime. The two teams traded 10 more points before Gano’s final kick. The Panthers drove near midfield, but Julian Love sacked Baker Mayfield and the Panthers never got the ball back after punting it away.

Barkley had 21 carries for 72 yards and Christian McCaffrey paced the Panthers offense with 102 yards, but Baker Mayfield was just 14-of-29 for 145 yards as the Panthers failed to take advantage of the chances that came their way.

They’ll look for their first win against the Saints next Sunday while the Giants will try to extend their winning streak against the Cowboys on Monday night.

24 responses to “Giants outlast Panthers 19-16 for second straight win

  1. Another ugly win, but at least this time, they actually won it. It’s funny watching Kafka trying to run KC-type gadget plays with this roster in the first half again. It’s hard watching the middle of this o-line try to pass block. Go Giants!

  2. The Matt Rhule Hall-of-Fame Express hits another bump. Beaten by the team the Panthers out bid for his services. Ouch !

  3. Barkley ended the game with 72 rushing yards. He had -1 in the 2nd quarter. Him and X to the Z Ximines get game balls. Barkley keeps this up, he’ll be a Giant next year either by tag or more likely a long term deal. They haven’t been able to run out the clock since Jacobs and Bradshaw. Even though Jones got the game sealer, the threat of Barkley is real to the defense.

  4. Hey. G-Men won. Period.Daniel Jones and Graham Gano get game balls. Let’s hope Leonard Williams is not seriously injured. No room for negativity.

  5. Happy the Giants won and are 2-0. But, they played without 3.5 starters on defense (Ojiari (DE), Thibodeaux (OLB), Robinson (CB), and Williams (DT – who missed 1/2 pf the game). The Giants are soft at LB currently, and their interior line looked rough – both guards and center. I still see this as a 7-8 win team, unless the return of the starters makes a significant upgrade. Next two weeks are Dallas (Cooper Rush) and Chicago – so there is a chance for more wins. Nice position to be in for a change.

  6. Only 3 words are going to help Carolina this year and in the future. Fire Matt Rhule. 10-24 over a little over 2 seasons, had the lead in the 2nd most games in those years only behind KC. The dude just can’t make adjustments, plain in simple. As a PSL holder, it’s getting old going to a game to only see the same results and be out numbered at your home stadium.

  7. Wink’s D is about to get back Thibodeaux and Ojulari. Not sure how you take out Jihadi Ward on first and second down. Good problem to have. Nascar redeem team coming?

  8. Blake Martinez hopefully is coming back. Calitro hardly played as McKinney covered McCaffrey today.

  9. Blake Martinez started this preseason and made 2 tackles in 3 games. He isn’t coming back. He isn’t a fit in wink’s defense

  10. You again? Blake Martinez was rested same as Barkley and Jones. Where was their eye popping stats from one preseason game?

  11. Blake Martinez was phased out of the game/off of the team. Notice he isn’t around anymore? 1 tackle against jets, 1 assist against bengals.

  12. The bigger argument is whether Calitro and/or Crowder are better than Martinez. Don’t think anyone says yes particularly when it comes to covering backs and TEs.

  13. Blake isn’t on the team. In fact, Blake has been available to the entire NFL for 2 games now, and no one has signed him. So clearly, no one believes he is the answer. He does not play to Wink’s style. And the Giants rested 2 types of players in the preseason. Starters, and those that probably wouldn’t make the team. DJ and Saquon are on the team. Blake isnt.

    Besides, the Giants didnt save any cap space in cutting Blake, so if he truly was a better player, it would have made sense to keep him. (they saved $200k in cutting him – while carrying 7.5 million in dead space on the cap – according to above the cap/nfl.com). He’s coming off of a major knee injury and they witnessed his surgery and his rehab. Maybe he just isn’t the player you remember. I would trust the Giants who spent time around him, over memories of how he performed before the injury.

  14. Rather than argue with the non Giants fan who checks box scores instead of watching games, it was good to watch Rookies Belton and Bellinger make plays as we wait for the return of the pass rushers.

    On another note, not sure what happened with Galloday after the game. There’s reports of his locker being emptied out.

  15. This is the worst team in the NFL at the present time and all thanks go to Matt Rhule and the sooner he is gone the better it will be for every Panther fan. David Tepper does not seem to be getting the message and that is also why his team is a train wreck and a dumpster fire.

  16. I still don’t know why Rhule dumped Graham Gano. Another costly mistake made by the coach (and I use that term loosely). Gano was and still is one of the most consistent kickers in the league. And wasn’t he the Panthers highest scorer?
    Past time to dump Rhule.

  17. Lol – Im a Giants season ticket holder. But good for you – sticking to your argument when facts prove otherwise.

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