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Maybe Panthers coach Ron Rivera

Postby huangjian123 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:11 am

should allow his special teams to run out of the tunnel more often for pre-game introductions.Graham Gano connected on all four field goal attempts , including a career-long 63-yarder with 1 second remaining, and Carolina recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a touchdown to beat the New York Giants 33-31 in a wild game Sunday."Piece of cake," Rivera joked after Gano's winning field goal, which tied for the second longest in NFL history.Gano's winning kick came after the Giants erased an 11-point fourth quarter deficit. Eli Manning hooked up with Saquon Barkley on a 15-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline — the rookie made a long dive into the end zone — to put the Giants in front 31-30 with 1:08 remaining.Gano's previous career long was 59 yards. He's now made 35 in a row at home dating back to 2016.He said running out of the smoky tunnel before the game for the first time in his career was "pretty special" and made him feel like Cam Newton. But the winning kick was even better.After he converted the kick he said his main goal was seeking safety from the rest of his teammates running after him."I just tried to hit a good ball and the rest was craziness and madness," Gano said. "I'm so excited for our guys."It's the second year in a row the Giants (1-4) have been beaten by a monster field goal at the end. In the third game last season, Jake Elliott of the Eagles kicked a 61-yarder for a 27-24 win.Newton threw for 237 yards and had two touchdowns and two interceptions and helped get the Panthers (3-1) into field goal range with a 20-yard completion to D.J. Moore and a 9-yarder to Christian McCaffrey on the final drive.Newton called it a "subpar" game on his part, but was thrilled Gano helped bail him out."A wise man told me once that a great quarterback is only as good as his kicker," Newton said. "Graham put the whole team on his back today. ... well, on his toe today."Manning finished 22 of 36 for 326 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, both by Panthers 37-year-old safety Mike Adams.Odell Beckham Jr., had a big game as a receiver and passer. Beckham had eight catches for 131 yards and a touchdown and also threw a 57-yarder to Barkley for New York's first touchdown."I'm proud of everything we showed today Alex Anzalone Jersey ," said Beckham. "We just came up short."Beckham had one big mistake in the first half that cost his team.Instead of fielding Michael Palardy's punt at his 5, Beckham went to block a Carolina player. The ball hit off his leg and two other Giants had a chance to recover the loose ball before eight-year veteran special teams player Colin Jones recovered in the end zone for his first career score and a 14-3 Carolina lead.BECKHAM'S COMMENTSBeckham said he addressed his Giants teammates before the game about comments he made about Manning and the offense this past week. He said things had built up inside of him for several weeks and that his comments "came out the wrong way."SAMUEL'S RETURNThe Panthers got another weapon back on the field and he made an immediate impact. Curtis Samuel, a second-round pick in 2017, turned a wide receiver screen into a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter in his first game since undergoing a minor heart procedure. The speedster, 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, showed some toughness by breaking three tackles to get into the end zone.NATIONAL ANTHEMPanthers safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial and social injustice. None of Reid's new Carolina teammates joined him or stood near him at midfield. He is the first Panthers player ever to kneel during the national anthem.INJURIESGiants: Right tackle Chad Wheeler left in the fourth quarter with a hand injury and did not return.Panthers: Wide receiver Devin Funchess was evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter following a helmet-to-helmet hit by Giants defensive back Michael Thomas, but returned to the game. ... Center Ryan Kalil was shaken up late in the fourth quarter and did not return as Tyler Larsen finished the game.UP NEXTGiants: Host Eagles on Thursday night.Panthers: Visit Redskins next Sunday. The defense went full “bend-don’t-break” in this game, but were able to step up when needed. The defensive line created pressure all game and P.J. Williams made just enough plays to be able to hold a dynamic offense that has two top receivers in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, to only 20 points. Davenport and RankinsThe defensive line was able to take advantage of the injury riddled offensive line of the Vikings throughout this game. Cameron Jordan and the rest of the line were able to pressure and hit Kirk Cousins multiple times. Davenport and Sheldon Rankins cleaned up with two sacks each. Rankins would face some double teams after his first sack, and that would open up the edges for Marcus Davenport to get pressure on Cousins. His development has been very encouraging and continues to make the trade up in the draft for him look like a smart move for the Saints.P.J. WilliamsI’m not sure how to put Williams’s day into words. He gave up two touchdowns along with many other passes, but also made a game changing pick-six. He was also in on the tackle that forced the fumble by Adam Thielen and started to turn the tide for the Saints.On the play that Williams got his interception Authentic Josh LeRibeus Jersey , he and Lattimore will line up to the left side in man coverage and will use a “banjo” technique. This is a technique that can help prevent pick plays and wide receivers getting a free release. Here, Williams will match up in man coverage with which ever receiver releases inside first (Diggs) and Lattimore will take the receiver who goes vertical (Treadwell). On the other side, Vonn Bell and Eli Apple will bracket Adam Thielen at the snap. The pressure will force Cousins to scramble outside the pocket but he sees Diggs has a step of separation on Williams and will throw to where Diggs should be. Diggs stops running his route and Williams has an easy catch and run for the touchdown. His interception doesn’t make up for all the passes he gave up, but it’s positive to see this defense forcing turnovers. Hopefully Patrick Robinson will be able to come back from injured reserve for the playoffs, but in the meantime Williams will face Cooper Kupp, Calvin Ridley, and JuJu Smith-Schuster before the season is over. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsThe BookendsThis game was a good test for the best tackle combo in the nation—Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk—who were able to keep two of the best defensive ends in the NFL in check. Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen were unable to sack Drew Brees all game, and kept the pressures he would feel to a minimum. The offensive line will face another tough test next week, when Ndamukong Suh and the reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald come to town.

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