Last season, we saw how far the Carolina Panthers had come from the abysmal 2-14 team that couldn’t move the ball against a squad of determined Girl Scouts.
Last night, we saw how far they still have to go.
The New York Giants massacred the Panthers 36-7 in front of their home crowd in a game that was practically over as soon as it started.
Despite playing without three key offensive starters – wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, running back Ahmad Bradshaw and left tackle David Diehl – Tom Coughlin’s team scored on their first four possessions to take a 20-0 lead into halftime.
Meanwhile, Cam Newton threw three interceptions and the offense mustered only seven points after laying 35 on New Orleans just four days earlier.
Newton, who completed just 16 of 30 passes for 242 yards, finished the night with a passer rating that looked more like the results of a Pacman Jones' breathalyzer test than an NFL statistic.
Andre Brown, the former NC State star who filled in at running b...