NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Giants Stadium
Final: Panthers 23, Giants 0.
The NFC East Champion New York Giants were unable to move the football in any productive way. The Panthers realized that if they stop Tiki Barber, they will win, and they did. Eli threw 3 interceptions. The Panthers broke many tackles and the Giants defense did horrible, and they were without their 3 linebackers starting on opening day, Reggie Torbor, Antonio Pierce, and Carlos Emmons. At the end of the 1st quarter there was no score but the Panthers eventually scored and took a 10-0 lead into the half, then scored a touchdown and two field goals in the second half. Steve Smith had a couple of touchdowns and DeShaun Foster had a great day on the ground. For more info, go to http://www.giants.com.
The Giants missed probably every opportunity given to them.
-They got away with a fumble, even know the Panthers also did, and couldn’t capitalize on it. -they had a chance to come back after halftime because they received the ball at the half,
-they touched a punt, and the Panthers recovered,
-instead of running full speed, there were guys jogging, the defense missed tackles,
-instead of stopping the Panthers and forcing a punt after 3rd down, there was a flag
-the Giants were at home, had the crowd, had the advantage of playing where they play best, where their record was 8-1.
Thats only some of them. The Panthers offense also converted on nearly every 3rd down.
Steve Smith had a couple of touchdowns and DeShaun Foster had a great day on the ground. For more info, go to http://www.giants.com.