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NFL Week 5 expert picks, predictions for Panthers vs. Giants

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What the experts think about Sunday’s matchup

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The New York Giants go for their second win of the season on Sunday afternoon, when they travel to Charlotte to play the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Let’s take a look around the Internet to see what the experts are predicting for Big Blue’s Sunday afternoon matchup.


SB Nation

Panthers: Ryan Van Bibber, Stephen White, Geoff Schwartz, Charles McDonald, Adam Stites, Christian D’Andrea

Giants: None


ESPN

Saints: Mike Clay, Mike Golic, Dan Graziano, Mina Kimes, Louis Reddick, Kevin Seifert, Trey Wingo, Matt Bowen, Seth Wickersham, Molly Qerim

Giants: None.


NFL.com - Elliot Harrison

Panthers 25, Giants 17

There are so many reasons not to like the Giants in this contest. Let me see if I can enumerate a few:

1) New York’s offense has been nothing short of fugly.

2) Big Blue can’t protect the quarterback (they’ve allowed 15 sacks, fifth-most in the NFL).

3) The Panthers are rested off the bye.

4) Carolina is at home.

If the Giants are to take this uber-important (at least, for them) game on the road, they must feed Saquon Barkley the ball on running plays. He’s caught a ton of dump-offs. Run the football, and slow down a Panthers pass rush that has gotten after the quarterback quite successfully in two home dates thus far (eight sacks.)


CBS Sports - Pete Prisco

Panthers 20, Giants 13

The Panthers are coming off a bye, while the Giants are coming off a loss to the Saints. The Giants offense struggled against a bad Saints defense in that one, so what’s to think they get it going here? This will be a low-scoring game won by the Panthers behind the running of Christian McCaffrey.


Sports Illustrated

Panthers: Andrew Brandt, Albert Breer, Mitch Goldich, Jonathan Jones, Bette Marston, Mark Mravic, Jenny Vrentas

Giants: None.


OddsShark - Computer prediction

Panthers 31, Giants 14


Walter Football

Panthers 23, Giants 17