Panthers at Giants
Expanded coverage of Carolina’s Week 7 game
Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule appears to have had enough of Sam Darnold’s poor play.
Early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at the New York Giants, Darnold was benched in favor of Panthers backup quarterback PJ Walker. Walker’s first drive didn’t fare much better than any of Darnold’s, as it ended with a three-and-out (and a sack on third down).
Darnold’s day before his early exit: 16-of-25 passing for 111 yards and an interception.
Sunday marked his worst performance to date as a Panther: He led an offense that only notched eight first downs (2 of 12 on third downs) and less than 150 yards on 44 plays.
Carolina trailed the New York Giants, 15-3, at the time of Darnold’s departure.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
This story was originally published October 24, 2021 3:34 PM.
Source : https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article255251366.html514