After a rough start to the game, the Giants had a chance to right the ship after an interception by Aaron Ross early in the second quarter.
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WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE
A lot of the problems in the Giants’ 0-2 start stemmed from losing the battle up front. Those issues became glaring in Week 3 as the Panthers sacked Eli Manning six times in the first half alone (seven total), leading to their third loss to begin the season. The offense managed just 18 total yards in the first half – largely due to the yards lost on the sacks -- while the running game was nonexistent for the third week in a row. Any yards came when the game was already out of reach.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DEFENSE
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WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT SPECIAL TEAMS
You could tell it wasn’t going to be the Giants’ day when kicker Josh Brown missed a 38-yard field goal (wide left) early in the second quarter when the game was still in reach. The Giants did force two turnovers on Sunday, one of which came on special teams. On punt coverage, tight end Larry Donnell recovered a fumble that deflected off Richie Brockel, but the Giants went three-and-out on the ensuing possession.
Justin Pugh made his third start in three games at right tackle. Meanwhile, QB Ryan Nassib, RB Michael Cox, and DT Johnathan Hankins were on the inactive list and did not dress.