Contact Us

Carolina Defeats NY Giants In Preseason Opener

Streeter Lecka, Getty Images

The first pre-season game for the Giants wasn’t exactly smooth sailing.  

The  Carolina Panthers defeated New York on Saturday night, 20-10 in a game where the Giants defense outscored their offense.

Linebacker Michael Boley scored the Giants’ only touchdown on a 56-yard interception return in the first few minutes of the game.

Eli Manning did not lead a scoring drive in his five series, completing 4 of 9 passes for only 36 yards. He also slightly overthrew Hakeem Nicks on what could have been a big third-down gain on the Giants’ first possession, forcing Lawrence Tynes to try a 56-yard field goal.  Giants’ backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels threw for 129 yards.

Tynes missed two field-goal attempts and had another blocked.

Cam Newton, the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft, led two field-goal drives in his NFL debut and Jimmy Clausen threw a touchdown pass to Greg Olsen for the Panthers.

Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn, had an up and down night. His accuracy was off at times but he also showed plenty of big-play potential to what was the league’s worst offense last season.

Best of 104.5 The Team

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Teammates quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Teammates contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.