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Giants Vs. Panthers 2012: Backups Star In Dominating Win

With Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw sidelined, it wasn't the usual crew for the New York Giants offense, but they still didn't struggle for a second in a 36-7 rout of the Carolina Panthers.

Everything was clicking for the Giants as they moved the ball with ease both on the ground and through the air while the defense made the 2011 Rookie of the Year look mystified. Kelsey O'Donnell of Big Blue View summarized the performance while highlighting the team's five biggest plays:

The Giants were able to dominate the game from both sides of the football. Eli Manning took his bench and made them look like regulars with Andre Brown and Ramses Barden playing their career games. Martellus Bennett had some huge catches and the offensive line gave Manning so much protection he felt little to no pressure. The defense kept Cam Newton from moving in and out of the pocket and limited him to six rushing yards.

Also at Big Blue View was Ed Valentine's breakdown of good and bad performances in the game. The aforementioned unusual suspects obviously made the cut, but so did the guys paving the way for Brown while keeping Eli Manning on his feet:

Offensive line/Henry Hynoski: I have to put them together here. Terrific work by the offensive line. One sack of Manning, which was really a poor block by Brown, and the quarterback generally had a clean pocket to throw from the entire night. The run-blocking was excellent, as well. As for Hynoski, he was leading the way on many of Brown's charges through the line and I don't remember him missing a block all night. By the way, I think Brown's decisiveness and willingness to get north/south quickly is helping these guys run block.

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