Carolina Panthers beat New York Giants 33-31 in nail-biter

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Eric Reid dropped to a knee just before the anthem started ahead of Sunday's game between the New York Giants.

Gano's winning kick came after the Giants erased a 14-point deficit. It was the longest field goal in franchise history. His previous career-long was a 59-yarder he hit in 2011 when he was with the Redskins. He was 4 for 4 on field goal attempts and has made 35 in a row at home dating back to 2016.

That was just one of the backbreaking calls that went against NY in the game, as the Giants were called for eight penalties for a total of 62 yards, while Carolina committed just four penalties for 22 yards. Olsen will give Newton his favorite target after a two-interception performance that kept this one in jeopardy until the end.


The penalty on Giants' safety Landon Collins as he, along with two other Giants, hit Devin Funchess on a third-down incompletion, extended a drive that ended in Christian McCaffrey's first touchdown of the season - despite racking up the fourth-most rushing yards in Panthers history last week, the second-year back hadn't found the end zone in 2018 - on a swing pass that the running back caught at the line of scrimmage and cruised nearly untouched into the end zone.

Manning finished 22 of 36 for 326 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, both by Panthers 37-year-old safety Mike Adams.

However, New York was able to respond with a go-ahead drive that was capped off by a 15-yard pitch-and-catch between Eli Manning and rookie running back Saquon Barkley. None of Reid's new Carolina teammates joined him or stood near him at midfield.


- As the national anthem played, every player on the Carolina Panthers sideline could be seen standing, except one.

Outside of left tackle Matt Kalil, set to return from injured reserve after eight games, the Panthers will be as healthy for this key stretch that includes four of the next six games on the road as they could have hoped. But it was sloppy play by the Giants - and a dubious unnecessary roughness call by the referees - that helped the Panthers salt the game away in the fourth quarter.


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