The New York Giants are finding ways to win regularly under Brian Daboll’s leadership, which they haven’t done in more than five years.
With 3:34 remaining, Graham Gano scored a 56-yard field goal to help the Giants defeat the Carolina Panthers 19-16 despite being booed off the field at halftime. For the first time since 2016, New York climbed to 2-0, handing the Panthers their tenth straight defeat.
The New York Giants have defeated Tennessee and Carolina by doing it in the first two weeks. The Panthers (0-2) are acting the other way around. Last week, they were defeated by Cleveland, 26–24, thanks to a last-second field goal. On Sunday, they gave up six points to the Giants early and let New York score late.
The New York Giants Beat The Panthers for the First Time In Six Years:
The game was deadlocked 6-6 at halftime, but Gano also made field goals of 51, 36, and 33 yards, and Daniel Jones connected with rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger on a touchdown throw of 16 yards. The New York Giants then answered in the second half.
A 16-yard touchdown pass from Mayfield to DJ Moore gave the team a 13-6 lead early in the second half. For Carolina, Eddy Pineiro made field goals of 31, 32, and 38 yards; the final one tied the score at 16, all with 10:40 remaining.
The New York Giants answered with an 11-play, 37-yard drive to regain the lead, with Saquon Barkley gaining 72 yards on 21 carries and scoring on runs of 10 and 8 yards. It resembled New York’s last-second drive against Tennessee, which resulted in a touchdown and a successful 2-point conversion.
After Gano’s winning field goal, the Panthers gained 12 yards and received the ball back before Julian Love sacked Baker Mayfield on third down, forcing the Panthers to punt.
Jones took over for the Giants and finished the game after scrambling for a first down on third-and-6 (22 of 34 for 176 yards).