But the defense also fell apart in the second half ? turning a somewhat close 17-0 halftime deficit into an insurmountable Panthers? lead.
Perry Fewell?s defense was focused all week on containing Cam Newton, just like the unit did last year in the Giants? 36-7 Week 3 win in Carolina. Newton however had other plans this go-around, as he burned Big Blue?s defense with both his arm and his legs.
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This year, the Giants head to Carolina in Week 3 as an 0-2 team, so they?ll try to get into the win column against an electric young quarterback: Cam Newton.
But through two weeks, Newton has been anything but electric, but that hasn?t stopped Giants? defensive coordinator Perry Fewell from preparing his defense to face the Panthers? offense.
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1. Denver Broncos
It's not a question the most intriguing game of the 2013 schedule will be the Manning Bowl, pinning up brother against brother in one of the league's most cherished match-ups.
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Fewell said his defense was more focused against the 49ers than any other game this season. They'll need a similar sort of approach when talented rookie Robert Griffin III comes to town.
"You have to be aware of the quarterback. You?re always aware of him, but with guys that are mobile quarterbacks, you become more aware. Your senses arise a lot more. They can take off at any time and so it takes a lot of discipline in your rush lanes. It takes a lot of discipline in your run lanes and so that?s the main thing is that you?re more aware that this guy can take off and go on you at any point in time."Mathias Kiwanuka was one of the main contributors last week. The linebacker found himself at his natural position, defensive end, where he recorded two tackles and one of the team's six sacks.
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After losing the opener to the Cowboys, the Giants have reeled off two straight wins over the Bucs and Panthers. The Eagles, on the other hand, skid by the Browns Week 1, beat the Ravens and fell to the undefeated Cardinals last week.
Records aside, the panic level in Philly is warranted.
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-? Prince makes up for his dumb penalty in the 3rd quarter by making a big deflection on 2nd and long.
- Michael Boley's interception of Cam gives Boley his 3rd in 3 games. He was the most under rated player on last year's Super Bowl squad.
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Newton creates problems for every defense, not just the Giants. He is a 6'5", 245lb QB that can move. Last week vs the Saints, he rushed 13 times for 71 yards while completing 70% of his passes, one of which went for a 66-yard gain to speedster Steve Smith.
The Giants are coming off games against Dallas and Tampa where their defense has looked porous and disorganized. Thus far this season, they have surrendered nine plays of 20 or more yards and three over 40 yards. The secondary has been exposed because the pass rush has been neutralized. The Giants have four sacks in their first two games with only one coming from a defensive end (Jason Pierre-Paul).
?With 400 passing yards Thursday, Manning could also become the second player in NFL history to follow a 500-yard passing performance with a 400-yard game (Tom Brady, 517 yards in Week 1, 2011; 423 yards in Week 2, 2011).
Should Eli go off Thursday, he'll have to do it without Hakeem Nicks, who is out with a sore foot.
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Keep in mind, though, this is the network that had Eli ranked 31st on their Top 100 NFL Players list before the season.
The panel on NFL AM this morning was all over the two-time Super Bowl MVP.
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Rodgers and Brees were the obvious choices as the first two quarterbacks. But I seriously thought Carolina rookie?Cam Newton?had a very real chance to be the third quarterback. He?s not.?Eli Manning?ended up on the roster. Manning is decent, but he?s not a special player. Newton is a special player.
- Pat Yasinskas, 12/27/11Hmm?
This Saturday, the Giants will be squaring off against the Carolina Panthers in one of the most anticipated preseason games in Giants history, given the NFL lockout. The game will be the first for new Panthers head coach, Ron Rivera, a man who is widely touted throughout the league for his defensive prowess and knowledge of the game.
He was previously a linebackers coach with the Philadelphia Eagles and more recently, the defensive coordinator for the Bears and Chargers. It will be interesting to see how he fairs this season, along with the other new head coaches in the NFL, given the little time their teams have had to prepare as a result of the shortened offseason.