The Panthers scored their first points of the night with a one-yard touchdown plunge by quarterback Cam Newton to narrow New York lead to 23-7 with 6:25 remaining in the third quarter. The score capped a 13-play, 80 yard drive.
Trailing 20-0 at halftime, Panthers open second half with fumble on the kick-off return. Four plays and seven yards later, New York’s Lawrence Tynes helps the Giants convert the turnover into points with a 30-yard field goal. Giants lead 23-0 with 12:48 remaining in the third quarter.
Giants score 20 points before halftime, courtesy Tynes 49-yard field goal, and a 1-yard TD plunge by Andre Brown.
Panthers unable to string drive together in the first half, and hurt by interception of Cam Newton pass late in the second quarter.
Giants take a 10-0 lead with 3:46 remaining in opening quarter with 47-yard field goal from Lawrence Tynes. Score wraps a nine play, 51-yard drive.
Panthers opening drive ends in 44-yard punt.
New York scored first with a 14 yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Martellus Bennett.
The eight play, 80-yard drive consumes 3:22 from the first quarter clock.
At points during the first half, the New York crowd was so loud it almost surpassed the Panthers faithful. Almost.
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Both teams come in with 1-1 records, after Panthers defeated Saints on Sunday. Giants scored a come-from-behind win over Tampa Bay.
The teams last met in 2010 when New York scored a 31-18 victory.
Giants tight ends coach Michael Pope played at Lenoir-Rhyne and held his first coaching position at Lenoir High School.
Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell played at Lenoir-Rhyne as well, and he is installed in the Bears Hall of Fame.
Panthers inactives include RB Jonathan Stewart, QB Casey Clausen, LB Thomas Davis and T Byron Bell.
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