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After a week of studying film, the Giants entered Sunday with great respect for Carolina’s front seven, and rightfully so. They paved the way for 10 quarterback hits, eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage, and seven sacks against the Giants.
Just because it wasn’t surprising didn’t mean the Giants could stop it.
“Nothing surprising,” running back David Wilson said. “We watched film, and we knew what they were capable of. They were in the backfield, and at that point, you’ve just got to put two hands on the ball and if you can make a play, you make a play. We stuck together the whole time to pull something out of it, but you win some, you lose some.”
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With just 73 yards on the ground in the first two weeks combined, the Giants averaged 3.8 yards on 16 carries in Bank of America Stadium for 60 yards. Wilson led the group with 39 yards and 11 carries in Week 3 and had a 17-yard touchdown run nullified by a holding penalty.
Once again, the Giants were fortunate the NFC East had another down week. Three of the division’s four teams lost in Week 3 as Philadelphia dropped to 1-3 and Washington and New York remained winless. Dallas leads at 2-1.
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But before they concern themselves with the teams on the outside, the Giants have to concentrate on their own play.
“Just trying to keep our spirits up,” Wilson said of head coach Tom Coughlin’s message to the team. “He’s a good coach and has been in the game for a long time. So he knows what we need to hear and he knows how to get his point across. Go back to practice this week and get ready for the Kansas City Chiefs.”