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Things get worse for Giants with fewest first-quarter yards in 22 years

Frank Schwab
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The Giants are off to a bad start this season, at 0-2. They traveled to face Carolina, also 0-2, and found out it could get worse.

The Giants had 3 yards in the first quarter. Not 203. Not 103. Not even 13.


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That's the fewest yards in a first quarter of a game for the Giants franchise in 22 years, according to Fox's broadcast. Eli Manning was sacked six times in the first 20 minutes of the game. And the one highlight of the first half, of David Wilson emerging from the doghouse to run around the end for a touchdown in the second quarter, was called back on a holding penalty. Then came a sack and a missed field goal, because that's how the first half went for New York. The Giants were shut out in the first half and trailed 17-0 at halftime.

Like the Giants needed any more misery.

Moving the ball on offense hasn't been a huge issue for the Giants through their poor start, but mistakes have. Now it's mistakes and not being able to move the ball, which combined to produce the team's worst offensive start to a game in more than two decades.

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