Carolina held Dallas, which averages 16.8 points per game (30th), scoreless until the fourth quarter of a 16-8 Week 1 Panthers win. But the wideout told Anderson he didn't know if the problem lies at quarterback.
Despite averaging the 11th-most pass attempts per game, NY entered the week 21st in passing yards and 24th in passing touchdowns per contest. But Beckham will be scrutinized after recently signing a $90-plus million contract and continuing to be outspoken. The Giants perhaps could begin to break through this week, but it will have to come against one of the league's most stingy defensive units. It hit a rough patch after that. It was a play he has to make, especially given the extra bright spotlight shining in his direction on this day.
He missed four field goals in a game for the first time in his 12-year career, plus he also failed on an extra point.
Last week, the Giants defense struggled trying to stop Alvin Kamara as he scored three second half touchdowns. The ball bounced off his foot and, after Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple were unable to corral the muff, ended with the Panthers' Colin Jones recovering the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. Even Odell Beckham Jr. voiced his frustrations with the Giants offense following the game. They're already down 14-3 in the second while showing no signs of life. Both teams need a win, the Giants to build some momentum before a short-week showdown against Philadelphia next Thursday night and Carolina to prove they can be contenders - winning the games they should.
But these are the 2018 Giants.
With a large American flag in the middle of the field, Reid went to his right knee as the "The Star-Spangled Banner" was sung by Marc Martel.