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Martellus Bennett Coming Into His Own In New York

Bennett caught six passes for 73 yards and a touchdown in New York's win over Carolina Thursday

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    It’s an admittedly small sample size, but through three games, Martellus Bennett has been for the Giants what Jerry Jones and co. had always hoped he could be for the Dallas Cowboys.

    Bennett made history in Thursday night’s blowout of the Panthers when he caught six passes (on seven targets) for 73 yards and a touchdown--he is now the only Giant in franchise history to record a receiving touchdown in each of his first three games with the team.

    If you ask the physical freak (and we mean this in a good way) Bennett, breaking out as a pass catching tight end was just a matter of getting an opportunity--and he believes he may have found that opportunity with New York, who inked the Texas A&M product to a one-year deal this offseason.

    "I've always thought I was one of the best at the tight end position," Bennett said, per ESPN New York. "I just never had a chance to get out there and show it. I think this is my chance to show it."

    Bennett believes that the success he’s seen in his short time with the Giants is something that can be built upon moving forward.
     
    "The best thing about here is that everyone has confidence in me,” he said. “The thing for me is building confidence in a game, and that's something I've been able to do my first couple of games. I hadn't really had a lot of success in games yet, so this is my first chance to make plays."

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