The first problem I had was watching the offensive lineman fail miserably to open up any holes for the running backs in the first half.
I don't know the numbers, but I swear it felt like the Giants were in the negative in rushing yards after the first half.
They seemed to do OK in protecting Eli, allowing only one sack and very few QB pressures, so at least they have something to hang their hats on.
However, they had better shape up before playing some real defenses like the teams in their divisions, all of whom looked pretty good on Sunday.
The receivers annoyed the hell out of me yesterday because they are the only reason for Eli's three interceptions.
You could make the case that Eli overthrew Ramses Barden on the last one, but the ball hit him in the hands, and you absolutely have to come down with those.
On three separate occasions, Hakeem Nicks, Ramses Barden, and Ahmad Bradshaw dropped passes that were right to them and fell straight into the hands of a defensive back.
Nicks made up for it with his three touchdown catches, but he still has to be more consistent if he wants to emerge as a legitimate star.
Again I'm not 100 percent on the numbers, but I think they had six dropped passes. That is six too many.
The special teams was perhaps the most worrisome aspect of the whole game, because if it weren't for the defense forcing five turnovers, this game would have probably gone the other way.
Matt Dodge showed some promise in the preseason, but he is still having trouble getting any hang time whatsoever. One of his punts felt like it was in the air for less than two seconds.
He also sets up for WAY too long, which resulted in a blocked punt for a safety. You'd think if he set up long, he'd at least get some air under it.
What was even worse was the kickoff coverage. The biggest blunder was allowing the return man to get to the 50-yard line after the offense scored a go-ahead touchdown.
This allowed the Panther offense to run no-huddle and down the field and put their lone touchdown on the board.
A better team would have won this game.