The New York Giants beat the Carolina Panthers 25-3 on Sunday, finally securing their first victory of the season at home.
For most of the game it looked as though neither team was particularly interested in, or capable of, winning.
We could say that the 5-3 score, which persisted for about 44 minutes into the game, was evidence of a titanic battle between the defenses. But watching the game, it was more the result of two beat up, bad offenses not being able to get much of anything going. As a fan of the sport, much of this game was just hard to watch.
This was a win the Giants desperately needed. They overcame a bevy of injuries to get a win as underdogs at home.
But it’s also true that they went up against the right opponent at the right time.