Carolina held Dallas, which averages 16.8 points per game (30th), scoreless until the fourth quarter of a 16-8 Week 1 Panthers win. The running game was limited to 65 yards on 15 carries.
Giants rookie Saquon Barkley said he had no issue with what Beckham said. But surprisingly he has yet to have 20 carries in a game this year. So Kuechly saw just about every one of Shula's play calls over the last five years in practice.
They have won both games at home this season and have the NFL's No. 1 rushing attack.
Possible hurricane, now a tropical depression, could impact Gulf Coast by midweek
An area of disturbed weather in the western Caribbean developed into Tropical Depression 14 early Sunday morning. Rick Scott warned that the storm could have far-reaching effects, regardless of where it lands.
Eli Manning came under fire immediately following the Giants loss to the Saints for not testing the weak Saints secondary deep down the field. Odell Beckham Jr. cranked out a cool 131 yards and threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Barkley. It looked like a risky decision, considering 63 yards is the National Football League record and Gano's career-high came from 59 yards. He also had a punt glance off his leg that Carolina recovered in the end zone for a touchdown, and after the game Beckham refused to say the ball even touched him. This week, they face a running back with a similar skillset as Kamara in Christian McCaffrey.
It was the kind of mistake a losing team makes and was a miscue the Giants couldn't afford. Mauro is very familiar with defensive coordinator James Bettcher's scheme during his four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.
James Bettcher talking today on defending the Panthers offense. That could be a major problem this week with Newton taking snaps.
Beckham had one big mistake in the first half that cost his team. For him to be on our team is a great thing. Reid can play deep and in the post, he can cover and is excellent in defending the run because of his 6-foot-1, 217-pound frame.