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Monday, December 22, 2008
By the numbers: Carolina's interior collapses

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It was pretty obvious watching Sunday night's game that the Giants destroyed the interior of Carolina's defensive line, which was without starting defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu.

But, upon reviewing the numbers, that fact is even more obvious. ESPN Stats & Information did a video analysis of the game and it's striking to see what the Giants did up the middle.

Derrick Ward Rushing vs. Panthers
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Rushes 4 6 5
Yards 74 109 32
Yards per rush 18.5 18.2 6.4
Brandon Jacobs Rushing vs. Panthers
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Rushes 4 10
10
Yards 12 50
25
Yards per rush 3.05.0 2.5