The New York Giants defeated the Carolina Panthers 36-7. Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 288 yards, making it his 22 consecutive game in which he has thrown for over 200 yards (2nd most). Giants RB Andre Brown ran for 113 yards and a touchdown. Panthers QB Cam Newton struggled throwing the ball, as Carolina lost its seventh straight game when playing the defending champion.
Thursday night on ESPN, the Cincinnati Bearcats annihilated the Pittsburgh Panthers 34-10. Bearcats wide reciever Ralph David Abernathy IV led the charge with two touchdown catches. Cats’ quarterback Munchie Legaux threw those two passes, and also ran for 117 yards on six rushes. Pittsburgh fell to 0-2 on the season, while Cincinnati climbed to 1-0.