Graham Gano's 63-yard field goal thwarts Giants comeback in Panthers win

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Reid was signed by the Panthers in a bid to bolster their secondary.

It was a big thing for Gano and a special teams group that also contributed a touchdown in the first half when captain Colin Jones fell on a muffed punt by Odell Beckham Jr. for a touchdown.

- Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater missed a 55-yard field goal, badly, sending the football way right.

Reid stood near midfield until the anthem began, then went to one knee as he did with the San Francisco 49ers from 2016 through last season. However, conditioning could be an issue since he hasn't played since last season.

As for his new Panthers teammates, they're more concerned with what he'll do after the national anthem.

Gano's kick washed away a subpar performance from Newton, who threw two interceptions, and the defense as Carolina improved to 3-1 and tied with New Orleans for the NFC South lead. He's not - we know Eli's not running it.

Will Saquon Barkley finally get 20 carries in a game?

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Crosby had plenty of company - any of which would have been preferable for Giants fans, who watched Gano break their hearts and perhaps end their season.

DEFENDING RUSHING QBS: The Giants' defense has struggled against opposing quarterbacks in the run game. McCaffrey is averaging almost six yards per attempt, though he has just one for 20-plus on the season. Expect Barkley to either double his carries this week or have backup Wayne Gallman carry more than twice.

Earlier this week, Bettcher spoke about Newton and the problems he presents with his running ability.

- Chris Boswell missed the extra point in Pittsburgh after the Steelers' first touchdown - the third he's missed this season.

It was Jones' first touchdown in eight National Football League seasons. The Saints used a new wrinkle last weekend against the Giants, having backup quarterback Taysom Hill rush four times for 28 yards.

Though Newton has been sacked six times, his 28 rush attempts for 4.9 yards per offset that, and No. 1 backfield performer Christian McCaffrey has ben solid too. So it shouldn't be too hard to figure out what Carolina wants to do Sunday.

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