The New York Giants are just a little over a season removed from winning the Super Bowl yet they find themselves at the bottom of the NFC East after starting the season 0-3. That includes a shut-out loss to the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton.
That includes 12 of 23 passing from quarterback Eli Manning for 119 yards and an interception. Manning was also sacked 7 times.
“Everything. We couldn’t get anything going. We had no rhythm,” wide receiver Victor Cruz said, per The Star-Ledger. “We couldn’t put no points on the board. Everything went wrong.”
Reminds me of Keanu Reeves’ quicksand speech from the movie “The Replacements.”
The offense wasn’t the only side of the ball that the Giants struggled on. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for 3 touchdowns and DeAngelo Williams rushed for 120 yards.
“We still gave up 17 points in the first half and weren’t able to stop any of the bleeding in the second half,” Tuck said, per the New York Daily News. “I’ve always been taught on defense it doesn’t really matter what the offense does. If you have yardage to stand by, you’ve got to stand. The years we had success as a team are the years when the offense is not playing their best, the defense picks them up and makes a play, gets the momentum swung.”
Unfortunately the road to turning around their season won’t get easier, they head to Kansas City to take on the undefeated Chiefs next week.