Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
In what was an atrocious performance by the Giants offensive line, especially in the pass blocking aspect, the line gave up seven sacks for 45 yards that, according to the Giants public relations department, is the most allowed by the Giants since Sept. 17, 2006, when they gave up eight sacks in an overtime victory in Philadelphia.
Will Beatty: F
The normally reliable Beatty had one of his worst games as a pro, drawing two holding penalties as he was simply manhandled at the point of attack. One of his penalties happened to come on a five-yard sack, which was declined.
The second one was more backbreaking in that it wiped out David Wilson's 17-yard touchdown run, which completely changed the complexion of a scoring drive that ended up with zero points.
Beatty also contributed to the sack fest as the entire offensive line had no answers for the Carolina defense. He was beaten so many times in both pass- and run-blocking that it was almost surprising that the coaches didn't remove him from the game.
Kevin Boothe: C
The best of an otherwise poor performing bunch, which probably isn't saying much, Boothe actually held up well to the pressure of the Panthers' defensive front. However, the coaches again asked him to execute a long pull, which he was unable to accomplish because it’s not a strength in his performance.
David Baas: F
Baas continues to struggle to hold his ground up in the middle, causing one to wonder if his knee still isn't right or if he's just not a good fit for the center position. In addition to being pushed around out there, Baas was flagged for a holding penalty that wiped out a 14-yard run by David Wilson.
He also gave up a few inside pressures on the pass block, this a result of failing to pick up a few stunts which took away any space Manning might have otherwise used to step into his throws.
Baas is simply not getting any movements in his drive blocks, and what's even more concerning is how uncoordinated the line's effort appears to be, a task that is supposed to be taken care of by the center and his line calls.
Chris Snee: F
On a day in which the offensive line had no answers, count Snee in the mix as allowing the Panthers to push him around at will.
This one-time solid all-around guard is clearly a shell of his Pro Bowl self, perhaps a result of his surgically repaired hip still not being quite tight. He was also asked to execute some pulls, despite the fact that he just doesn't move as well as he did in his prime.
Justin Pugh: C
The rookie had his struggles against defensive end Charles Johnson, but give credit to the young man for never quitting. As for the sacks that appeared to come from Pugh's side, it looked like those were more a result of Manning trying to step away from inside pressures, a process that in doing so he stepped into the area where Pugh was battling his man.