Panthers vs. Giants – Week 2 Analysis

Panthers and Giants didn’t have the most pretties game on Sunday afternoon. Both teams struggled offensively. However, both Carolina and New York were efficient on defense. The Panthers did a great job slowing down the Giants’ running game. Giants’ did an excellent job on defense, special teams, and coaching.

Kicker Graham Gano is one of the main stars of this game. He went 4-for-4 on field goals, and his last two field goals were from 51 and 56 yards. His right leg helped contribute to the Giants, 19-16 victory. 

Giants’ defense was impeccable, especially when they neutralized Panthers’ running back Christian McCaffrey. Their defense limited him to 102 yards. Giants also blitzed quarterback Baker Mayfield and their offense. Julian Love had a great game and was one of the heroes for the Giants. Love finished the game with seven tackles. 

Baker Mayfield had a lackluster performance. He didn’t take advantage of the Giants’ weak secondary, hampered by injuries. Mayfield completed 14 of his 29 passes for 145 yards with one touchdown. 

The Giants have won two games so far this season. It’s the first 2-0 start since the 2016 season. Their offense still needs a lot of work. Defense, Coaching, and Special Teams have worked for them. Injuries have been a significant factor, but head coach Brian Daboll is finding ways to get the job done. 

Daboll is not afraid of coaching, especially in big moments or situations. This Giants team led by his Daboll is not scared of failing. He wants to show his players that he has their back and wants to put them in a position to succeed. Daball and his players know they will face adversity and will hear the criticism from the fans and New York media. How they respond will determine how tough they are and how it will make them come together as a unit. 

The Giants will have their first ultimate challenge next Monday night when they take on their NFC East division rival, Dallas Cowboys. 

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