Panthers say Reid wont be distraction vs. Giants

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The Carolina Panthers kicker lined up for a 63-yarder Sunday in Charlotte with time winding down against the New York Giants and his team trailing 31-30. He has at least 100 all-purpose yards in all four of the Giants games and is second on the team in receptions with 27. Latimer has the longest passing play of the season for the G-Men when he hauled 37-yard yard pass against the Cowboys. Even Odell Beckham Jr. voiced his frustrations with the Giants offense following the game.

Though Newton has been sacked six times, his 28 rush attempts for 4.9 yards per offset that, and No. 1 backfield performer Christian McCaffrey has ben solid too.

Safety Eric Reid will start at safety against the New York Giants on Sunday, head coach Ron Riviera said on Friday.

The kneeling became a controversial topic in the National Football League and captured nationwide attention when President Trump called for an end to the action.

It has been said often but it's worth repeating: Cam Newton is a large man.

"I just did what I'm supposed to do when they put the ball in my hands", he said after the game. "We've got a really good locker room of guys that are competing and working and trying to do what we can to win a game". It's part of the reason the Panthers drafted him No. 24 overall.

It wasn't enough. Beckham and Manning undoubtedly weren't alone with their uneven performances - the Giants committed an unthinkable amount of unforced errors. "We've just got to do more to make this better", Reid said on Sunday after Carolina's 33-31 victory over the Giants.

The Giants picked up another loss, but avoided a big scare after Barkley appeared to injure his knee on their go-ahead touchdown. For him to be on our team is a great thing. The speedster, 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, showed some toughness by breaking three tackles to get into the end zone. I'm a football player.

As he did with the San Francisco 49ers over the last seasons, he kneeled during the playing of the national anthem.

It was a game of two acts for the Carolina Panthers, who played spectacularly in the first half and abysmal in the second, with the exception of special teams, which remained superb all the way through. Center Ryan Kalil was shaken up late in the fourth quarter and did not return as Tyler Larsen finished the game.