The Carolina Panthers and New York Giants met Thursday night in what was expected to be a good game, perhaps one which should have favored Carolina in light of the key players that were out of action prior to the game's start.
Unfortunately, things did not happen to go that way.
The Giants destroyed the Panthers on the arm of Eli Manning and the contributions of two backup players in Andre Brown and Ramses Barden.
Carolina was shut out in the first half and never had a chance in this one as they fell 36-7. The loss would drop them to 6-9 overall in prime-time games and to 0-4 on Thursday nights. That isn't a great stat for a team playing under the lights, especially with another one later in the season.
Everything that could go wrong did in this game, and one would be hard-pressed to find any positives to take from this game, especially if it involves the Panthers.
This game was ugly, and it has left many wondering what kind of team Carolina will be throughout the course of the year. A win would have been huge for the Panthers with division rival and leader Atlanta up next week.
However, before moving ahead to next week, let's examine the winners and losers of Week 3.