The 10th-year kicker made four field goals and three extra points to help Carolina escape with a 33-31 win over the Giants on the road. Nevertheless, the Panthers responded to the challenge in Eric Reid's first game as a member of the team. His previous career-long was a 59-yarder he hit in 2011 when he was with the Redskins.
It's the second year in a row the Giants (1-4) have been beaten by a monster field goal at the end.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Reid earned Pro Bowl and All-Rookie honors in his first season after starting all 16 games for the 49ers and recording 92 tackles, four interceptions, 11 passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
Cam Newton threw for 237 yards and had two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Giants took the lead on a great touchdown catch by Saquon Barkley with about a minute to go, only to have their hearts ripped out by the Panthers as time expired.
Barkley jumped over a defender to score the final touchdown of the day for the Giants late in the fourth quarter.
Another Newton interception would allow the Giants to pick up a quick score as Eli Manning threw a picture-perfect deep ball to Beckham for the wideout's first touchdown in 364 days to pull the Giants back to 27-24 before the Panthers would put together a 12 play drive that ate up nearly six minutes of clock and featured a fourth-and-one conversion in which Newton rolled out and hit Jarius Wright for 27 yards - a Graham Gano field goal would extend the Panthers lead to 30-24.
Giants fans, unsurprisingly, are not taking the loss well.