For years, New Yorkers have heard the hype surrounding the Yankees’ Killer Bs. The Yankee version of the Killer Bs consisted of Andrew Brackman, Manny Banuelos, and Dellin Betances. This group of Killer Bs has failed to live up to the hype, so New Yorkers have turned their attention elsewhere. After last night’s thrashing of the Panthers, New Yorkers have a new cast of Killer Bs–and they suit up for the Giants. Running back, Andre Brown, tight end, Martellus Bennett, and wide receiver, Ramses Barden were responsible for 341 yards of offense and scored all three Giant touchdowns.
Brown, who started for the an injured Ahmad Bradshaw, averaged 5.7 yards per carry and scored twice. Brown demonstrated patience, following his blocks, and ripping off three plays of 20+ yards. Going forward, Brown should continue to start. It’ll be interesting to see what the Giants do when Bradshaw returns. Barden, who started for an injured Hakeem Nicks, grabbed nine balls for 138 yards. While Barden looked fluid and ran crisp routes, the Panthers constantly let him match-up against their undersized rookie corner. Barden, who is 6’4″, looked pretty good, but don’t pull a Kevin Ogletree and expect him to be the next big thing. Finally, Bennett has scored three touchdowns in three games. While many Giant fans made a big deal about losing Jake Ballard to New England, Bennett is making fans forget about him.
Elsewhere, the Giants defense made Cam Newton look oridinary, intercepting three passes and decking him for two sacks. Carolina’s option attack didn’t work and the Giants bottled up the Panthers, yielding just 60 rushing yards. Coming off a short week, the Giant defense knew it had to play with emotion to stop Newton’s offense–and they didn’t disappoint. On special teams, the Giants created two big turnovers that resulted in ten points. Safety Antrel Rolle left the game late with an ankle laceration, but isn’t expected to miss time. Corner Corey Webster also briefly left, but returned to the game.
It’s no secret that the Giants are dealing with their share of injuries. However, the Giants are showing their depth and prowess by inserting playmakers on both sides on the ball. Currently sitting on 2-1, the Giants have eleven days to get ready for the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly on Sunday Night Football.