Panthers say Reid wont be distraction vs. Giants

Monday, 08 Oct, 2018

The 1-3 Giants, meanwhile, are more of a disaster so to speak.

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

Aside from the former Panthers returning to Charlotte, this is a pivotal game for the Panthers as they try to keep pace in a very competitive NFC South.

Reid, who signed a one-year contract with the Panthers last week, claimed at the beginning of the offseason that he wasn't receiving interest from teams due to his decision to kneel during the national anthem. He missed the first four games after suffering a high ankle sprain in late August. The running game was limited to 65 yards on 15 carries. Last week against the Saints he had a season-low 10 carries. They scored 30 points in a game for the first time since 2015. Manning, in particular, has been awful out of the pocket, rushing seven times for 10 yards, hardly more impressive than his 4.25 sacks per game. "We want this for the long haul, for hopefully all of the games that we play this year".

Carolina Panthers Eric Reid kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Charlotte N.C. Sunday Oct. 7 2018
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Quarterback Cam Newton called the 26-year-old Reid a "steal".

James Bettcher talking today on defending the Panthers offense. Corey Bojorquez stood up after taking the snap and tried a short pass back to kicker Stephen Hauschka under pressure from Brynden Trawick of the Titans.

These different matchups will be pivotal in determining who wins this week. For him to be on our team is a great thing. The ball bounced off his foot and, after Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple were unable to corral the muff, ended with the Panthers' Colin Jones recovering the ball in the end zone for a touchdown.

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