Winless Giants Hope To Fix Porous Pass Rush With Panthers On Horizon

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — If the New York Giants are going to turn things around, they better find a pass rush.

And they better find it soon.

The defensive line played a huge role in their run to a Super Bowl title two years ago. It slipped a little last season as New York missed the playoffs and it’s been almost non-existent in the 0-2 start this year.

In losses to Dallas and Denver, the Giants recorded two sacks and just eight quarterback hits. That’s well below the standard for a team that considers at least 10 quarterback hits to be the bottom of the ladder.

While Dallas’ Tony Romo and Denver’s Peyton Manning have two of the quickest releases in the game, the rush needs to improve against Cam Newton of Carolina on Sunday — or else.

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