The story of the first half has been the Giants’ ineptitude on the offensive line. Their inability to protect Eli Manning is becoming concerning. Oh yeah, and they still can’t run the ball, either.
Eli has been sacked a team record six times in the first half. The Giants have just 2 first downs and only 18 yards of total offense.
The good news is, they haven’t turned the ball over. The Giants are plus 2 in the turnover battle thus far, but were not able to capitalize either time.
After a punt hit a Panther player and was recovered by TE Larry Donnell, the Giants went three-and-out and punted the ball right back to Carolina.
Aaron Ross picked off Cam Newton on the next series, but Will Beatty’s holding call negated a TD run by David WIlson. Josh Brown would end up missing a 38-yard FG.
FB Henry Hynoski left the game with a shoulder injury will not return.
First half scoring summary
CAR: TD @ 2:33 Mike Tolbert runs for 2 yards (Graham Gano kick is good). Drive: 12 plays, 59 yards in 5:50.
CAR: FG @ 6:44 Graham Gano makes a 53 yard kick. Drive: 11 plays, 37 yards in 4:54.
CAR: TD @ 0:12 Brandon LaFell catches a 16 yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick is good). Drive: 13 plays, 65 yards in 3:33.