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Thursday Night Football – Giants at Panthers – 9/20/2012

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GIANTS  36     PANTHERS 7

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DON’S GAME SUMMARY

The Giants absolutely dominated this game in all phases.  The kept the Panther defense off balance with a strong rushing performance out of surprise breakout star Andre Brown who rushed for 113 yards and 2 TD’s.  Eli Manning was only pressured in the pocket twice all night and was able to just dissect the secondary on his way to a 288 yard passing night.  The defense for New York didn’t just contain Cam Newton, but made him rather ineffective.  Newton was 16 of 30 passing for 242 yards passing and no TD’s while he was intercepted 3 times.  He rushed for only 6 yards on 6 carries (1 for a short TD) which was in contrast to last week against New Orleans when he ran 13 times for 71 yards and a TD.  The Giants looked every bit the defending world champions they are in this one.  Right now, I would put them as the favorite to win the NFC, despite the stumble against Dallas in week 1.  

The Giants will head to Philadelphia in week 4 to take on the Eagles while the Panthers will re-group and head to Atlanta take on the Falcons.

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PANTHERS –  (1:09) - Kickoff is a 27 yard return - FLAG – HOLDING ON CAROLINA – (1:04) - 1st and 10 from the 12 – Derek Andersen in at QB for Newton – slant complete to Smith for 8 yards – FLAG – PENALTY ON GIANTS (DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS) – 1st and 10 – pass complete to Smith for a first down out to the 40.  Andersen in the gun – pass to Williams over the middle for a gain of 9.  2nd and 1 – Andersen – pass to Williams again for a first down to the Giants 37.  END OF GAME

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GIANTS  (6:25 – 4th) - David Carr comes in for mop up duty – 1st and 10 and Carr throws the ball to Bennett for a gain of 4.  2nd and 6 from the 47 – hand off to Scott for a loss of 1.  3rd and 7 – Carr in the gun – and he is sacked by Edwards – FLAG – HOLDING (DECLINED).  Punt – first one of those we’ve seen in a long time for the Giants – Adams – MUFFS THE CATCH – GIANTS BALL AT THE 19!!  1st and 10 – officially at the 19 – half off to Scott – gain of 4 to the 15.  2nd and 6 and Scott breaks a tackle and fights down close to a first down.  3rd and 1 and Scott goes up the middle for a first and goal at the 8.  Carr tries a fade to Randle on the left, but overthrows it badly – now you know why he only gets mop up duty  . . in case you were wondering.  I formation on 2nd down – Scott – met at the line for no gain.  TWO MINUTE WARNING.  3rd and goal from the 8 – Carr in the shotgun – trips right – Scott on the draw to the left for no gain.  TIMEOUT – NEW YORK (1:13) – TYNES ON FOR A 27 YARD FIELD GOAL – GOOD

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PANTHERS - (9:40) – Start with the ball at the 25 after the kick off return by Adams from 3 yards deep in the end zone.  (9:34 – 4th) – Shotgun on first down – complete to Smith for big gain out of bounds at the Giants 47.  Shotgun again – Newtown scrambles to the right and runs out of bounds for a gain of 3.  2nd and 7 – from the gun – pass complete over the middle to Olsen – short of the first down by 2.  3rd and 2 – again from the gun – pass to the left intended for Smith – FLAG – ILLEGAL CONTACT ON WEBSTER – 5 YARDS – AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.  From the 29 – Newton completes it on the left to Tolbert for a gain of 5.  Another pass to Tolbert on the left with blockers in front for a screen – Tolbert rumbles down inside the 10 to the 8.  1st and Goal – shotgun – Newton scrambles right under pressure and throws it away.  2nd and Goal from the 8 – shotgun – pass in the left corner of the end zone is overshot and incomplete.  Giants DB – Rolle is down and being looked at out of bounds (6:40 – Injury timeout).  3rd and Goal from the 8 – shotgun – pass fired over the middle for Olsen – broken up by Hill.  4th and Goal and they have to go for it – shotgun again – pass is intercepted at the goal line and returned out to the 43 yard line by Stevie Brown.  (6:25 – 4th).

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GIANTS(13:31 – 4th) – 1st and 10 from the 48 – Brown off tackle on the left for a gain of 7.  2nd and 3 at the 41 – Eli complete on a slant to Barden on the left for a first down to the 31.  Shotguna and a pitch to Brown who is strung out and forced out of bounds for no gain.  2nd and 10  - Manning under center – pass complete to Barden for a gain of 6.  3rd and 4 and chewing clock up – shotgun – pass complete to Bennett who is forced out of bounds and has his helmet ripped off by a Panther defender - FLAG – FACEMASK – HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL.  1st and Goal at the 6 1/2 yard line.  Empty backfield – shotgun – fade to the left corner of the end zone – pass tipped away by Josh Norman.  2nd and Goal – shotgun – trips left – pass complete to Brown on the slant at the goal line – stopped inside the 1.  3rd and goal – double tight – Brown dives over the left side for a TOUCHDOWN!  (9:40 – 4th)

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PANTHERS(0:50 – 3rd) - Start with the ball at the 20 after a touchback.  Cam pump fake – play-action pass complete on the right to Tolbert for a first down as he pounds it to the 32.  Next first down – Williams runs to the left – strung out and dropped for a loss at the 30.  FLAG DOWN – PERSONAL FOUL ON NEW YORK – 15 YARDS AND A FIRST DOWN AT THE 45.  END OF THIRD QUARTER. First play of the 4th quarter is a first down from the 45 – shotgun – pas complete on a slant to Olsen for a first down to the Giants 39.  Another shotgun and Williams goes in motion out left – NEWTON SACKED BY BOLEY & PIERRE-PAUL for a loss of 12.  2nd and 22 – pass down the middle and broken up by Amukamara – intended for Murphy.  3rd and 22 – shotgun – pass over the middle is intercepted by Boley and returned to the Carolina 48.  (13:31 – 4th)

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GIANTS(6:25 – 3rd) - The kickoff is taken at the goal line and returned to the 19.  (6:19 – 3rd)  - 1st and 10 at the 19 – I formation – play action deep pass over the middle to his tight end, Bennett for a first down at the 48.  1st down again – quick slant to Cruz for a gain of 6 to the Panther 46.  2nd and 4 – and Brown gains a couple bringing up 3rd and 2.  Pass complete on a crossing route to Cruz for a first down at the 37.  1st down AGAIN – Brown runs up the middle for a gain of 4.  The Giants are having their way with this defense.  Shotgun on second down – pass complete to Bennett over the middle for a first down at the 26.  Play-action on 1st down and the pass is broken up – intended for Brown on a short crossing route.  2nd and 10 – shotgun – ELI IS SACKED BY FRANK ALEXANDER for a loss of 6.  3rd and 16 – Shotgun again – screen left to Brown – big gain, just about a yard short of the first down.  4th and 2 – 36 YARD FIELD GOAL BY TYNES IS GOOD!  (0:50 – 3RD).

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PANTHERS – Opening drive of the 2nd half – I was a bit late getting back to it here.  Carolina is moving a bit here.  Newton just completed a pass to Olsen at the New York 31.  1st and 10 – Pass complete to the left for 7 yards.  2nd and 3.  Williams off the left tackle – very close to the first down – Rolle on the stop.  3rd and 1 – Newton keeps it up the middle for a first down at the Giant 20.  1st and 10 – ace set – pass left complete to Olsen crossing on the left – first down and goal at the  9.  Shotgun – handoff to Williams up the middle fighting to the 1 yard line.  2nd and goal – Newton on the keeper – stopped about a foot outside the endzone.  3rd and goal inside the 1 – shotgun – double tight – Newtown goes airborne over the top and reaches in for the TD - ALA – the BCS championship game winner against Oregon a couple years ago. (6:25 – 3rd)

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1ST HALF STATS

GIANTS
PASSING C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RAT.
E. Manning 18/23 169 7.3 1 0 111.8
RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
A. Brown 13 96 7.4 1 31
RECEIVING REC YDS TD LG
R. Barden 8 139 0 23
V. Cruz 4 29 0 12
M. Bennett 2 20 1 14T
PANTHERS
PASSING C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RAT.
C. Newton 5/12 90 7.5 0 1 33.3
RECEIVING CAR YDS AVG TD LG  
D. Williams 7 40 5.7 0 16
M. Tolbert 1 1 1 0 1
C. Newton 2 0 0 0 0
RECEIVING REC YDS TD LG  
G. Olsen 3 50 0 23
B. LaFell 1 27 0 27
S. Smith 1 13 0 13

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PANTHERS
- (0:37) – 1ST AND 10 AT THE 7 – hand off to Tolbert for a gain of 3 up the middle – END OF THE FIRST HALF

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GIANTS(1:25 – 2nd) – Start with the ball on their own 41 – Shotgun – Manning passes deep over the middle to BARDEN…AGAIN – to the Panther 43.  1st and 10 – the Carolina defense gets their first real pressure on Manning – he has to scramble and runs out for a gain of 1.  2nd and 9 – Eli in the gun – pass is tipped by Cruz and almost intercepted by Godfrey in the secondary.  3rd and 9 – pass deep intended for Bennett who stops on his route and is almost intercepted again.  Punt downed at the 7.  (0:37 – 2nd)

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PANTHERS -(3:13 – 2nd)  The kickoff is deep and out of the endzone for a touchback so they will start at the 20 yard line.  Newton on 1st down completes a pass to Smith down the right side for a first down at the 33.  Play-action on 1st down and complete to Olsen who breaks a tackle and gets to the New York 49.  Newton completes another one to Olsen for a gain of 9.  2 MINUTE WARNING.  2nd and 1 after the TV timeout at the New York 40 yard line – Shotgun formation – hand off to Tolbert for a rumbling gain of 1 and a first down.  Newton on first down – passes right intended for a wide-open Olsen is short and incomplete.  2nd and 10 from the 39 - FALSE START – 2nd and 15 from the 44 – penalty on Steve Smith???  Really??  - ANYWAY – Pass is intended for LaFell who tips the pass that is just behind him and it’s intercepted by Hosely – Giants take over at their own 41! (1:25 – 2nd)

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The Giants have scored on every possession so far.  Eli already has 169 yards passing and Brown has 96 yards rushing

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GIANTS(9:12 – 2nd) Start at the 12  - on first down – I formation – quick slant to Victor Cruz who take the ball to the 20.  2nd and 2 and Brown goes up the middle for a short gain, but enough for a 1st down at the 22.  I formation again and Eli audibles – pass – complete to Barden who has a hot hand – first down at the 44.  Eli has all day to pick them apart.  1st down and the pass over the middle for Pascoe is broken up.  2nd and 10 at the 44 – Ace set – to and I – hadn off – Brown for a gain of 9, but there is a HOLDING ON THE GIANTS that negates the play.  Now it’s 2nd and 20 from the 34 – Eli in the gun – three receivers left – pass complete deep over the middle after Manning steps up in the pocket – first down to the Panther 43 – should have been intercepted.  1st and 10 – draw to Brown up the middle – gain of 5 or so.  2nd and 5 – pass to Bennett short on the right – he turns and gets the first down at the 32.  Draw play on first down and Wilson is met in the backfield for a loss of 2.  2nd and 12 at the 34 – shotgun – complete to Cruz for a short gain of 3.  3rd and 9 at the 31 – shotgun formation – pass on the left intended for Randle – incomplete.  TYNES FIELD GOAL FROM 49 YARDS AWAY IS GOOD!  (3:13 – 2ND)

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PANTHERS - The kickoff is caught in the endzone by Adams – he gets out to the 21. (11:57 – 2nd) – 1st and 10 and Pierre-Paul knocks down the pass again.  2nd and 10 – shotgun – fakes a pass left, then turns for the screen, but the Giants had it sniffed out – Newton throws the pass in the dirt at the running-back’s feet.  3rd and 10 – Newton throws deep and complete to Brandon LaFell for a first down at the 47.  1st down and Williams runs up the middle for a gain of 7.  2nd and 3 – handoff to Williams again and is met behind the line for a loss of 1.  3rd and 4 – shotgun formation – play-action – and Newton is sacked by Osi Umenyiora.  Punt is deep and a fair catch is made at the 12 – (9:12 – 2nd).

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GIANTS(1:42 – 1ST) – So far the Giants have moved the ball nearly at will while the Panthers haven’t been able to sustain a drive yet.  New York starts at the 28.  1st down – I formation – Brown gains a yard off the left tackle. I formation again – Brown up the middle – cuts and weaves SOMEHOW through the defense and breaks out a good run to the 48.  1st down short pass to the fullback Hynoski for a gain of 6. END OF 1ST QUARTER – The first play of the second quarter has Eli under center – I formation – play action pass to Barden deep over the middle for a first down at the Panther 25.  1st and 10 – Brown off left tackle for a gain of 2.  Shotgun on 2nd down – complete to Barden on the left – he runs down to the 9 for another first down.  1st and goal and a draw play to Brown on the left – brought down after a gain of 7 to the 2 yard line.  2nd and goal – Brown DIVES over the middle and stopped right at the goal line.  3rd and goal – about a foot out – I formation – double tight end set – BROWN OFF THE LEFT TACKLE FOR THE TOUCHDOWN! -  (12:03 – 2nd)

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PANTHERS(3:40 – 1ST) - Adams returns the kickoff to the 18 again where Carolina will start this drive.  One 1st down – shotgun – trips left – pass batted up in the air at the line and almost intercepted by Jason Pierre-Paul and now he’s down hurt.  2nd and 10 – shotgun – hand off to Williams to the left – HUGE hole – he runs for a first down to the 34.  Newton under center on first down – pitch left to Williams who runs for a gain of 5.  2nd and 5 at the 39 – Newton keeps it on the option and is stopped for no gain.  3rd and 5 from the 39 – shotgun formation – blitz coming – Newton scrambles left away from the blitz – Mosely hits him as he throws and the ball is incomplete.  Put to the 21 is returned to the 28. (1:42 – 1st).

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GIANTS(8:30 1st) Start their drive at the 20 after the touchback.  Handoff on first down up the middle and Andre Brown runs for 17 yards to the 36.  Quick throw outside on the right to Barden who spins to the outside of the defender coming inside and runs for a 1st down to the Caroline 43.  Next play is Brown on the draw play for a short gain up the middle.  Shotgun on 2nd and 7 – pass complete in the left flat to Wilson for a gain of 2 after a head-to-head collision.  Shotgun on 3rd and 5   plenty of time – complete to Cruz who is tackled immediately at the 31.  Screen pass to Brown on the right for a loss of 2.  Eli rolls to his right on 2nd and 12 and completes a short pass – gain of 4.  3rd and 8 at the 29 – pass intended for Cruz is broken up bringing up a 4th down.  Tynes on for the 47 yard FIELD GOAL – GOOD.   (3:46 – 1ST).

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PANTHERS - Kickoff taken by Adams at the 4 and is stopped short of the 20.  Drive starts at the 18.  Wildcat formation on first down – with Newton lined up at wide-out.  Run up the middle for 5 yards.  Newton passes on 2nd intended for Murphy and overthrew him down the left side by about 10 yards.  Newton throws short on the left side for Steven Smith – defended by Webster, but PASS INTERFERENCE – 1st down Panthers.  Next play – 1st down – deep pass low over the middle complete at the 50.  1st down from midfield – option left to Williams – stopped after a gain of 7 by Webster with a TD saving arm tackle.  Run up the middle for no gain.  3rd and 3 and Newton tries to run the draw, bounces outside, but is stopped at the line of scrimmage – no gain.  Punt on 4th and 3 – touchback – (8:30 – 1st)

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GIANTS -  win the toss and will receive.

1st possession – Giants start at the 20 after a touchback on the kickoff.  First play is a first down pass to Victor Cruz at the 32.  Barden catches the ball on a slant for a gain of 8 to the 40.  2nd and 2 and Eli audibles to a run off left tackle for a first down.  They almost sacked Manning on 1st and 10, but he managed to get rid of the ball for an incomplete pass.  2nd and 10 and Brown runs off the right tackle for a HUGE gain down to the Carolina 22.  Cruz threw a great block to set him free.  No gain on 1st down – running play.    Short pass to the fullback on the left.  3rd and 3 and a pass over the middle to the endzone to Martellus Bennett for a touchdown – GIANTS (11:38 1st)

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Carolina hosting the banged up Giants.  Manning’s offensive weapons are limited in this one with Ahmad Bradshaw and Hakeem Nicks out for the game injured.  The Giants defense will need to play well and keep Panther QB, Cam Newton, limited.  Should be a lot of fun watching this one.  We’ll post updates throughout the game here and name a player of the game at the end.

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Pre-game tribute to Steve Sabol from NFL films.  Showing lots of the clips they’ve shot over the years.  Always been a fan of Sabol.

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Giants win the toss and will receive.

1st possession – Giants start at the 20 after a touchback on the kickoff.  First play is a first down pass to Victor Cruz at the 32.  Barden catches the ball on a slant for a gain of 8 to the 40.  2nd and 2 and Eli audibles to a run off left tackle for a first down.  They almost sacked Manning on 1st and 10, but he managed to get rid of the ball for an incomplete pass.  2nd and 10 and Brown runs off the right tackle for a HUGE gain down to the Carolina 22.  Cruz threw a great block to set him free.  No gain on 2nd down – running play.

 


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