EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants are in uncharted territory in his 10th season. The Giants (0-3) are off to their worst start since 1996. Concern is escalating after a 38-0 loss to the unremarkable Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the worst loss since Coughlin took over a team in disarray in 2004. Not only did the Giants get thrashed, they showed little fight and passion in a game they had termed a must win earlier in the week, forcing Coughlin to challenge their pride Monday. "Our pride should be challenged after a game like that," defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said. "You go out there and you just dont lose, you get it handed to you. There was not much response from us at all out there. He should be challenging our pride. Thats something we are, and I have been checking myself since the game yesterday, trying to look at everything I can do better and improve upon. Thats where it has to start." The Giants performance was one of the low points in Coughlins tenure. It might have been rock bottom for a team that had hopes of playing in a Super Bowl in its backyard in February. That now seems like wishful thinking. The offence gained 150 yards and a banged-up line allowed Eli Manning to be sacked seven times. The defence appeared to quit in the second half and saw the points allowed total soar to 115, the worst in the league. The task wont be any easier this weekend when the Giants travel to play Andy Reids Chiefs (3-0) in Kansas City. "Like I said, its one of the toughest things about being 0-3," linebacker Spencer Paysinger said. "Everybodys going to come after you. Everybodys going to look at you and say that this team is an easy win, they havent been playing in sync, we can get after their offence, we can frustrate their defence, we can convert whatever we want whenever we want. No team is going to be light on us and we cant be light on ourselves. If were light on ourselves, were doing our city and our fans an injustice." Coughlin, who will be attending his brothers funeral in Waterloo, N.Y., on Tuesday, isnt giving up. His approach is "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." "Each year is a new year. Each situation is a totally different situation. Were scratching and biting to try to find answers as well," he said. The Giants have issues heading into the week. Coughlin disclosed that centre David Baas (sprained knee) and guard Chris Snee (off-season hip surgery) are having health issues. He would not elaborate or say whether changes were planned on a line that is a major part of an offence that ranks last in rushing. "We have to play better," said Manning, the only star player to talk to the media Monday. "We have to have greater energy, greater enthusiasm, play better, better technique, decision making. There are some plays out there that we left on the field, and sometimes we just got flat-out beat. Its not a big surprise what we have to do to fix it. We just have to go out there and play better football." After the game, Coughlin told the players to stick together. Not everyone did. Receiver Hakeem Nicks complained about not being able to throw the ball to himself. Coughlin said Nicks comments werent "a smart thing to say" and he planned to talk to him. Manning said the throws just werent there. Jenkins said the Giants cant start criticizing each other. "Once you get to pointing the finger, you get that cancer in the locker room like that, it can fall apart easy," he said. "You cant do that. This is a team game. We come into every week, every game, as a team, we leave every game as a team. We win or lose as a team together." Since 1978, only five of 161 teams that started 0-3 have made the playoffs, the last being Buffalo in 1998. Based on that, the likelihood is the Giants will miss the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. "This is gut check time, safety Ryan Mundy said. 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Mauk threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt to cap a 98-yard series that tied the game with 12:41 left, with Marcus Murphy putting Missouri ahead on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining. Mauk completed 25-of-42 attempts with an interception and the one touchdown, while Bud Sasser caught nine passes for 127 yards and threw for a key 2-point conversion that aided the comeback. Russell Hansbrough added 91 rushing yards on 20 carries, and Missouris defense pitched a shutout in the second half to deny Arkansas (6-6, 2-6) a third straight win over a ranked opponent. Brandon Allen tossed a pair of touchdown passes prior to halftime, but the Razorbacks were held to 122 total yards over the final two quarters. Allen finished just 13-of-30 for 133 yards. Jonathan Williams ran for 72 yards and had a 23-yard touchdown reception for Arkansas. I missed a lot of easy throws, said Allen, who was dealing with a hip injury that forced him out of last weeks 38-0 rout of Ole Miss. Hurt or not, a lot of third down throws I missed wouldve kept the drives alive. Limited to a pair of field goals by an Arkansas defense that was coming off back-to-back shutouts over LSU and Ole Miss in its previous two outings, Missouris offense sprung to life after getting the ball on its own 2-yard line while down 14-6 late in the third quarter. A 44-yard deep strike from Mauk to Hunt on 3rd-and-7 into Arkansas territory got the Tigers untracked, and Sasser hauled in a 28-yard pass down the sideline before being pushed out at the 4-yard line later on the drive. Two plays afterward, Hunt wrestled the ball from a defender in the end zone to get Missouri within two points. Sasser then took a reverse pitch on the conversion attempt and hit an uncovered Darius White to knot the score at 14-14. Arkansas generated little before punting the ball away once again, and Missouri powered its way to a 12-play, 85-yard sequence behind strong running from Hansbrough and Murphy. The two backs combined for 84 yards on the go-ahead drive, with Hansbrough converting a crucial 4th-and-1 and Murphy spinning off a defender on a shotgun draw to give the Tigers their first lead of the day with a 12-yard scamper with 4:38 to go. We started making some plays, said Pinkel of the Tigers fourth-quarter success. They were mostly pass big plays, but once you start doing that, the secondary is going to loosen up a little bit more and theyre not going to come screaming down (into tthe box).ddddddddddddOnce we got going, the defense had to worry about both running and passing, and that was an advantage for us. Missouris Shane Ray kept the Razorbacks hopes alive by hitting Allen after the whistle on a 4th-and-8 situation on the ensuing possession, and Arkansas converted another fourth down on Hunter Henrys 9-yard catch that moved the ball to the Tigers 37. Alex Collins had the ball jarred loose by Kentrell Brothers following Henrys grab, however, with Markus Golden recovering for Missouri before the Tigers ran off the remaining time. For us to beat an SEC team of this caliber on the road, youve got to play a lot more cleanly, said Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema. One of the things that we preach on everyday is to eliminate unforced errors, and there were some uncharacteristic offsides, a couple personal fouls -- then we obviously have to take better care of the football. Allen at first showed no lingering effects from his injury, as the junior quarterback made good on 5-of-6 throws on Arkansas opening series to get the Razorbacks off to a quick start. The last of those attempts was a play-action toss on third down to a wide-open Williams, who raced 23 yards into the end zone to put Arkansas up 7-0 midway through the first quarter. Missouri responded with a methodical 17-play march that culminated in Andrew Baggetts career-long 52-yard field goal early in the second quarter, but the Tigers mustered only one first down over their next three possessions as the Razorbacks increased the margin. Jared Cornelius 35-yard punt return that followed the second of those stalled drives set Arkansas up at the Tigers 31, and Allen capitalized on the excellent field position soon afterward with a 12-yard strike to Keon Hatcher that extended the lead to 14-3. Arkansas appeared to have a chance to tack on a few more points when Trey Flowers sacked Mauk and caused a fumble that Taiwan Johnson pounced on at the Missouri 19 late in the first half. A replay review ruled Mauks arm to be going forward for an incomplete pass, however, to allow the Tigers to keep the ball. Mauk scrambled 13 yards on the next play to convert a third down, and a 9-yard catch by Murphy on 3rd-and-9 later on put Baggett in range for a 50-yard field goal that pulled Missouri within 14-6 at halftime. Baggett had a 35-yard try blocked midway through the third quarter, but Missouri stopped the Razorbacks on downs after the change to stay within one score. Game Notes Missouri outgained Arkansas by a 192-47 margin in total yards during the fourth quarter ... The Tigers, who fell 59-42 to Auburn in last years SEC title game, will face either Alabama or Mississippi State in Atlanta on Dec. 6 ... The Tigers had lost their two previous games this season in which they didnt score first ... The new conference rivals had squared off just five times previously, the last two meetings occurring in bowl games. Arkansas downed the Tigers in the 2003 Independence Bowl and Missouri dealt the Hogs a 38-7 loss in the 2008 Cotton ... Hunt finished with 61 yards on five catches. 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