The New York Giants lost a tough game to the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday on a cold and windy afternoon. The Carolina Panthers came into Sunday’s game with perfect 13-0 record trying to chase history. The last team to go undefeated in the regular season season was the 2007 New England Patriots, but the only team to remain undefeated in the regular season and playoffs was ‘72 Miami Dolphins. The Giants wanted to hand Carolina their first loss as well as keep pace with the Washington Redskins for first place NFC East Division. However, neither worked in the New York Giants favor.
The most anticipated matchup everyone was looking to watch was Wide Receiver, Odell Beckham vs Cornerback, Josh Norman. Norman is regarded as one of top cornerbacks in the NFL and Beckham is regarded as one the best wide receivers in the NFL. This was sure to be an epic battle, however it turned out be more of an MMA fight on the gridiron than anything else. Beckham and Norman had countless number of altercations throughout the game, both physical and verbal. It was not an enjoyable site to say the least. Yesterday, Beckham was fined and suspended 1 game for his actions. He is in the process of appealing his suspension, so we should find out the verdict in the next few days.
Now back to the game, the Giants and Panthers were even at seven a piece in the first quarter after Eli Manning hit wide receiver Rueben Randle with a beautiful 27 yard touchdown pass. The crowd was into it. However, the Panthers would then score 28 answered points to take a 35-7 lead over the New York Giants with 5:00 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Many giants fans fled to the exits because they felt the game was pretty much out of reach, especially since they were playing against a formidable opponent like the Carolina Panthers. Well, let’s just say never count out Eli Manning and the New York Giants. They rallied from 28 points down to tie the game with less than 2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough. MVP candidate Cam Newton drove the Panthers down the field, which set up a 43 yard game winning field goal by kicker Graham Gano.This was a tough loss for the Giants to swallow as they remain 1 game behind the Washington Redskins for first place in NFL East Division with two games remaining.