Overall Game Grade- F
The defense surrendered 417 yards and 36 points in what can only be explained as a terrible performance.
Eli Manning threw from a clean pocket all night, as evidenced by his 110.2 passer rating. He also connected on 77 percent of his passes and threw a touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett.
Andre Brown rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start to give the Giants the balance that they needed.
The Panthers couldn't stop the run or get pressure on Manning, and that combination ensured that the Giants would have no problem moving the ball.
Fourth Quarter- F
When the Giants took the ball for the first time in the fourth quarter, the Panthers were down 19 points. That isn't exactly a good position for a defense that struggles mightily against the run.
Giants receiver Ramses Barden caught more passes against the Panthers than he did all of last season. While it wasn't a surprise to see the Giants target him due to the absence of Hakeem Nicks, it was a surprise to see Barden dominate the Panthers for four quarters.
It became clear that the Panthers defense became frustrated and it boiled over to a personal foul penalty being called for a chippy hit.
When Andre Brown found the end zone with 9:40 left in the fourth quarter, it essentially iced the game for the Giants.
Up 33-7, the Giants brought in David Carr to relieve Eli Manning, who was impeccable.
Third Quarter- C+
The Panthers defense opened up the second half by forcing the Giants offense to go three-and-out after Joe Adams fumbled the ball on the kick off return.
While it was encouraging to see the defense make their first stand of the night, that won't matter unless the offense gets something going in the second half.
The defense has been reacting to what Eli Manning has been doing all night and he is picking them apart without much resistance. Until the Panthers force Manning to make decisions before he is ready, their secondary will continue to get torched.
Frank Alexander finally came through with a sack to prove that the Panthers could indeed touch Manning, who has been floating on air thus far.
The defense held the Giants to a pair of field goals in the third frame.
Second Quarter- F
The Giants are dominating the Panthers on the ground and through the air. If the Panthers can't stop Andre Brown, then Eli Manning will have no problem shredding a defense that will be forced to respect the run game.
Manning has had a clean pocket on almost every one of his drop backs. Not surprisingly, Eli has only thrown six incompletions and can do no wrong against the Panthers secondary.
The Panthers need to make the Giants one-dimensional in order to stop them, and thus far Brown is having a career night.
The Giants scored 17 points in the first 18 minutes, as the Panthers defense was absolutely horrendous.
Carolina's defense is being embarrassed by the Giants through two quarters. In fact, the Panthers are having a hard time stopping the G-Men without the aid of penalties.
The Giants scored points on each of their first four possessions and have built a commanding lead.
First Quarter- D
The New York Giants are without Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks and David Diehl in tonight's game.
Without Diehl in at right tackle, the Panthers should focus on pressuring Shaun Locklear on the right side.
Midway through the first drive, it is clear that Manning will tough to stop when he is given time to progress through his reads.
Jon Beason had Andre Brown essentially wrapped up, but was unable to bring him down and broke a run for 33 yards. The Panthers struggled with their tackling in Week 1, and need to make sure that isn't the case against the Giants tonight.
Eli Manning hit Martellus Bennet on a seam route to give the Giants the first touchdown of the game.
The Giants had no problem moving the ball on the Panthers on the drive, as they moved the ball 80-yards in just eight plays.
Charles Johnson got pressure on one play, but other than that, Manning had plenty of time on the rest of his throws. If that continues, Cam Newton and the offense will have to score a lot of points in order to keep the game close.
Luke Kuechly is all over the place tonight, as he racked up three tackles on the Giants second drive, including one for a loss.
In the first quarter, Manning is settling for short passes that the Panthers are giving him. Until Carolina can get pressure on him, their secondary will suffer.
The Giants went 2-3 on third down in the first quarter, with Captain Munnerlyn knocking down a pass from Manning that was intended for Victor Cruz.
The Panther defense needs the offense to sustain a drive, because they aren't having much luck slowing down Manning and the Giants offense.
Andre Brown ran the ball seven times for 77-yards in the first quarter, and he looks more like Maurice Jones-Drew than anyone else.
The Giants offense dominated the first quarter.