CHARLOTTE , N.C. — OK. Now what?
What do you take away from 38-0, against a team that was gasping and sputtering and wondering if its coach was going to see Columbus Day? Where is the silver lining from a game in which you lost the coin flip and that, as it turned out, was the best highlight of the day?
“It seemed we went backward all day,” Eli Manning said.
He certainly did. He was sacked seven times and clobbered about 20, he looked like Popeye Doyle was chasing him up and down Bank of America Stadium all day. The Giants generated 150 yards of total offense For every yard the Giants picked up, the Panthers picked up 2 ½. There were two more interceptions (eight now for the year), and this is how bad it was Sunday: it was hard to remember either of them.
The game was long gone by then.