The New York Giants are trying not to panic as they look to correct their 0-2 start to the season. The Carolina Panthers are in a similar boat, they lost a close game at home to open the season against the Seattle Seahawks and a heart breaker last week when wide receiver Stevie Johnson caught a game winning touchdown pass.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has thrown seven interceptions through the first two games, isn’t shying away from admitting there is a little sense of panic and urgency.
“In this situation, you’ve got to have a little sense of urgency,” said Manning, via ESPN. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. If you make it a must-win, sometimes that’s what you need to be put in those situations. It is a big game. We’re 0-2 right now. We’re looking for our first win. Guys just have to keep their heads up and look at the good things and look at where we’ve got to make improvements.”
The Panthers sound a little more comfortable knowing how close they were to a 2-0 start.
“It’s time to get over the hump,” coach Ron Rivera said. “We’ve been through this — and that is the thing that is disheartening. You’d like to believe that we’ve gotten to the point where we’ve learned from these things and now it’s about getting things done.”