The Panthers got another weapon back on the field and he made an immediate impact.
After blasting his team earlier this week, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could be on the receiving end of criticism now after his very bad mistake led to a Carolina Panthers touchdown. However, conditioning could be an issue since he hasn't played since last season.
- As the national anthem played, every player on the Carolina Panthers sideline could be seen standing, except one.
Crosby had plenty of company - any of which would have been preferable for Giants fans, who watched Gano break their hearts and perhaps end their season. That's not something the Giants are running with the slow-footed Eli Manning at the helm.
"I didn't have any cool "Superman" celebration like Cam", Gano said of Newton, who celebrates touchdowns by pretending to reveal the "S" on his chest. He successfully connected from 64 and 65 yards at J.J. Tate High School in Cantonment, Florida.
Saquon Barkley has led the team in rushing and done almost all of the work out of the backfield, but he has yet to really break out in the form most expect he eventually will.
But the Giants roared back.
Vernon has 40 ½ sacks over the past five seasons while playing mostly defensive end. Curtis Samuel, a second-round pick in 2017, turned a wide receiver screen into a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter in his first game since undergoing a minor heart procedure. McCaffrey is averaging almost six yards per attempt, though he has just one for 20-plus on the season. That could be a major problem this week with Newton taking snaps.
Three bold expectations for the third home game of the season. The Saints used a new wrinkle last weekend against the Giants, having backup quarterback Taysom Hill rush four times for 28 yards. Christian McCaffrey had 93 yards from scrimmage and an 18-yard touchdown catch for the Panthers (3-1). So it shouldn't be too hard to figure out what Carolina wants to do Sunday.