Last week, the Giants were able to beat the Redskins by recognizing the coverage. Eli Manning knew he could hit Victor Cruz over the top because Washington, at the end of the game, was running the same schemes it had shown in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half. But even that was cutting-edge defense compared to the Panthers' yesterday, which resembled nothing so much as that Far Side cartoon of the kid pushing on the door labeled "pull."
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