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.
Panthers: Ryan Van Bibber, Stephen White, Geoff Schwartz, Charles McDonald, Adam Stites, Christian D’Andrea
Saints: Mike Clay, Mike Golic, Dan Graziano, Mina Kimes, Louis Reddick, Kevin Seifert, Trey Wingo, Matt Bowen, Seth Wickersham, Molly Qerim
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.)
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.
Panthers: Andrew Brandt, Albert Breer, Mitch Goldich, Jonathan Jones, Bette Marston, Mark Mravic, Jenny Vrentas
Panthers 31, Giants 14
Panthers 23, Giants 17