Gano's 63-yard field goal lifts Panthers over Giants


He said running out of the smoky tunnel before the game for the first time in his career was "pretty special" and made him feel like Cam Newton. "Graham put the whole team on his back today".

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers placekicker Graham Gano didn't think he was going to be a part of National Football League history on Sunday when he and the rest of special team players ran through the tunnel for pregame introductions instead of the offense or defense.

"I don't know where you keep getting this from", Newton laughed. Last week against the Saints he had a season-low 10 carries.

Newton threw for 237 yards and had two touchdowns and two interceptions and helped get the Panthers (3-1) into field goal range with a 20-yard completion to D.J. Moore and a 9-yarder to Christian McCaffrey on the final drive. Beckham Jr. was trying to block gunner Moore as the ball glanced off him.

- Ravens kicker Justin Tucker had a 48-yard field goal attempt blocked by Cleveland rookie Denzel Ward on the final play of the first half.

Beckham is said to have apologized to his teammates, vowed comments like that wouldn't happen again and everyone apparently moved on.

A few plays later, the Panthers scored a touchdown, bringing their lead to 27-16 with just 11:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. "He's really smart with those kinds of things and they do a nice job putting him in some of those kinds of situations".

An early season bye week is in the rearview mirror for Carolina Panthers players, coaches and fans, who took full advantage by healing, adding new personnel and enjoying a stress free week of football.

Meanwhile, this will also going to be the first time Jonathan Stewart would be facing his former team.

Gano's kick secured a 33-31 win for Carolina.

Reid was signed by the Panthers in a bid to bolster their secondary.

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.