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NFL Week 2 Game Recap: New York Giants 19, Carolina Panthers 16

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger (82) celebrates his touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants continued their impressive start under first-year head coach Brian Daboll with a 19-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers in their 2022 home opener. The win propels the Giants to just their second 2-0 start in 13 years.

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Offensive spotlight: Daniel Jones‘ dual-threat ability was a huge reason for the G-Men’s second consecutive upset victory of the NFL season. Jones accumulated 239 yards of total offense, including the Giants’ only touchdown pass of the game and his third and final rushing first down on the afternoon that put the Panthers away.

Defensive spotlight: Before he went out with injury on his 35th snap, Leonard “Big Cat” Williams was a menace for the Panthers’ offensive line. The USC product totaled four hurries and a stellar 89.6 defensive grade on first review.

Rookie spotlight: Safety Dane Belton registered only a 58.5 defensive grade on 46 defensive snaps, pending review, but was a decent bright spot in coverage. He didn’t allow a single catch the lone time he was targeted.

Offensive line spotlight: Pat Elflein was one of the few constants along the Panthers' offensive line. The fifth-year vet put together solid performances as a run-blocker (70.6) and a pass-blocker (74.9) to complete a 72.0 offensive grade on first review.

Box Score

Passing
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Baker Mayfield 13.3 14 / 29 145 5 1 0
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Daniel Jones 13.14 22 / 34 176 5.2 1 0
Rushing
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Christian McCaffrey 19.8 15 102 6.8 0 49
Baker Mayfield 13.3 6 35 5.8 0 17
D'Onta Foreman 0.9 2 9 4.5 0 7
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Daniel Jones 13.14 10 21 2.1 0 11
Saquon Barkley 11.8 21 72 3.4 0 16
Gary Brightwell 1.4 1 14 14 0 14
Matt Breida -0.4 1 -4 -4 0 -4
Receiving
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Christian McCaffrey 19.8 5 4 26 5.2 0
DJ Moore 13.3 6 3 43 7.2 1
Robbie Anderson 5.2 5 3 32 6.4 0
Giovanni Ricci 2.6 1 1 16 16 0
Ian Thomas 2.3 3 1 13 4.3 0
Stephen Sullivan 2.3 1 1 13 13 0
Shi Smith 1.2 6 1 2 0.3 0
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Saquon Barkley 11.8 4 3 16 4 0
Richie James 10.1 6 5 51 8.5 0
Sterling Shepard 9.4 10 6 34 3.4 0
Daniel Bellinger 8.6 1 1 16 16 1
David Sills V 6.7 4 3 37 9.2 0
Tanner Hudson 4.2 3 2 22 7.3 0
Kadarius Toney 2 3 2 0 0 0
Matt Breida -0.4 1 0 0 0 0

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