The Panthers return from their bye week this Sunday to take on the Giants at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The Panthers will hope to spoil any chance of this being a Dave Gettleman Revenge Game by picking up a win, while at the same time staying on the Saints’ heels in the NFC South race.
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Here's what you need to know:
Who: New York Giants at Carolina Panthers
When: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Kickoff: 1 p.m. Eastern
Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline)
Livestream: NFL GamePass (subscription required), fuboTV
Line: Panthers -1
Giants-Panthers picks, predictions
The Giants are desperate for a win and to prove they can solve a Cover 2 defense and a zone-read offense.
The Giants have failed to score 20 points in three of four games and rank No. 29 in the NFL in scoring offense.
"I think what it all boils down to is we need to score more points," coach Pat Shurmur said. "There are elements of what we're doing that is good, and there are many things we got to get better at. We've got to be more explosive, more efficient and we've got to score more points."
Carolina (2-1) is coming off of a Week 4 bye after a Week 3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Cam Newton completed just 15-of-24 for 150 yards but still managed connect with both Devin Funchess and C.J. Anderson for two touchdowns while running two into the endzone himself.
Carolina have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. On Sunday they take on the Giants at 1:00 p.m. If the contest is anything like the 35-38 finish from the last time they met, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.
Carolina had a rough outing against Atlanta three weeks ago, but a little bit of home cooking seems to have fixed things right up. Carolina took their game against Cincinnati two weeks ago 31-21. No one put up better numbers for Carolina than Cam Newton, who brought his A game into the match. He punched in 2 rushing TDs and threw 2 TDs.