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New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson catches a touchdown pass defended by Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson catches a touchdown pass defended by Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson looked like a Pro Bowler with his big performance on Sunday. But he looked small when he turned to the TV cameras and started begging for votes.

It's unfortunate, but that plea stole some of the spotlight from Anderson's six-catch, 146-yard, two-touchdown performance in Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers. One of his touchdown catches was a dazzling display of athleticism. The other one was a testament to his football smarts and his chemistry with quarterback Josh McCown.

But after that catch -- a 54-yarder in the third quarter -- the 24-year old found one of Fox TV's cameras and said, "How about you vote for me for the Pro Bowl man, please?"

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Josh McCown, Morris Claiborne, Robby Anderson, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: FNNY on Jets 00:04:47
The Football Night in NY panel discusses what went wrong for the Jets, as a disastrous fourth quarter cost them late against the Panthers.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The simple truth is that the Jets were not ready for this. They weren't ready for the reset expectations, the competitive games or a playoff race in late December. They have proven they are far better, far more advanced than anyone expected three months ago.

But they are just not ready to win.

They'll get there (probably) but they're not there yet, as they showed again by throwing away yet another game in the fourth quarter. This time, they did it with the usual array of turnovers, drops and penalties, and they even threw in a punt return for a touchdown. In the end, they ended up losing 35-27 to the Carolina Panthers in another game they seemed poised to win.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Carolina Panthers, Josh McCown, Robby Anderson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets center Wesley Johnson cannot grab the ball after New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown fumbled for a turnover in the second half against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets center Wesley Johnson cannot grab the ball after New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown fumbled for a turnover in the second half against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's hard to call them the "same old Jets" because things aren't as bad and dysfunctional as they've been in the past. They are building something, even if the growing pains are increasingly painful.

But Sunday's loss, on the heels of a string of bad losses, sure did have the "same old" feel.

How else to explain the Jets once again holding their own against one of the better teams in the NFL only to maddeningly throw it all away in the fourth quarter, this time with their already thin playoff hopes clinging to the line? Their 35-27 home loss to the Carolina Panthers was their fifth loss in six games, and it felt like all the others. If only they hadn't made so many mind-boggling mistakes at key points late in the game.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bilal Powell, Buster Skrine, Carolina Panthers, Josh McCown, Morris Claiborne, Robby Anderson, Steve McLendon, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets outside linebacker Kony Ealy celebrates with his teammates after his interception against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets outside linebacker Kony Ealy celebrates with his teammates after his interception against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler/USA TODAY Sports)

Kony Ealy is downplaying the obvious story line now.

Sure, the defensive lineman was a Super Bowl star with the Carolina Panthers two seasons ago - and then got traded last March. Ealy is with the New York Jets these days, and insists that his past won't affect his approach.

No matter what team he's facing.

"I'm going to go out here and play the same game I've been playing for about eight weeks now," Ealy said Wednesday, "and try to focus on getting that `W.'"

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New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams gestures while jogging on the field prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams gestures while jogging on the field prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets (4-6) face the Panthers (7-3) on Sunday in Carolina. Here's what's going on Tuesday:

Need to know

The Jets practice for the second straight day. SNY's Ralph Vacciano will be attending practice this week. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors.

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GEICO SportsNite: Victor Cruz 00:00:17
Free agent WR Victor Cruz reportedly met with the Carolina Panthers only a week after his release from the New York Giants.

Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz had a meeting with the Carolina Panthers on Monday that "went well," according to USA Today's Art Stapleton.

The Giants released Cruz, 30, last week to save $7.5 million in salary. 

In his first season since missing 26 games due to two season-ending leg injuries, Cruz had 39 catches for 586 yards and one touchdown in 15 games.

He had been a Giants receiver since he joined the Giants in 2010 after he went undrafted.

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship football game at Bank of America Stadium. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship football game at Bank of America Stadium. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)

Quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Carolina Panthers blew out the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Newton threw an 86-yard pass to Corey Brown and a five-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess, and had touchdown runs of one yard and 12 yards. Carson Palmer lost two fumbles and threw four interceptions, including a pick-six to Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter. >> Read more on the Panthers win...

The Denver Broncos defense stopped Tom Brady on a potential game-tying two-point conversion after his four-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski brought the New England Patriots within two points, as the Broncos won the AFC Championship Game, 20-18, and head to their second Super Bowl in three years. 

Denver's defense sacked Brady four times and intercepted him twice, excluding Bradley Roby's pick on the two-point attempt. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns to tight end Owen Daniels. >> Read more on the Broncos win...

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

The Denver Broncos defense stopped Tom Brady on a potential game-tying two-point conversion after his four-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski brought the New England Patriots within two points, as the Broncos won the AFC Championship Game, 20-18, and head to their second Super Bowl in three years. 

Denver's defense sacked Brady four times and intercepted him twice, excluding Bradley Roby's pick on the two-point attempt. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns to tight end Owen Daniels. >> Read more on the Broncos win...

Quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Carolina Panthers blew out the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Newton threw an 86-yard pass to Corey Brown and a five-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess, and had touchdown runs of one yard and 12 yards. Carson Palmer lost two fumbles and threw four interceptions, including a pick-six to Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter. >> Read more on the Panthers win...

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos

New York Giants wide reciever Odell Beckham Jr (13) runs untouched into the endzone for a Giants touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. (Robert Duyos)
New York Giants wide reciever Odell Beckham Jr (13) runs untouched into the endzone for a Giants touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. (Robert Duyos)

With game day nearing, we delve into the scouting report to break down the Giants' Week 15 opponent: the Carolina Panthers.

Here are some numbers that tell the story about the NFC-leading Panthers, including how they have fared so far in the 2015 season and the Giants' history against them…

1: Carolina has allowed only 1 opposing player to rush for more than 100 yards against them - Tampa Bay's Doug Martin back in Week 4. The Panthers have held opponents under 100 yards rushing the past six games and in nine of 13 games overall.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr.
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All the blame from the Giants? 38-0 blowout loss against the Carolina Panthers will be centered on the offensive line?s brutal performance in allowing Eli Manning to be sacked seven times.

But the defense also fell apart in the second half ? turning a somewhat close 17-0 halftime deficit into an insurmountable Panthers? lead.

Perry Fewell?s defense was focused all week on containing Cam Newton, just like the unit did last year in the Giants? 36-7 Week 3 win in Carolina. Newton however had other plans this go-around, as he burned Big Blue?s defense with both his arm and his legs.

Tags: Aaron Ross, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, defense, giants blowout loss, Giants-Panthers, New York Giants, NY Giants, panthers, Perry Fewell
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Last season, the Giants traveled to Carolina in Week 3 in desperate need of a big win. The team had split the opening two games but really had trouble finding its groove.

This year, the Giants head to Carolina in Week 3 as an 0-2 team, so they?ll try to get into the win column against an electric young quarterback: Cam Newton.

But through two weeks, Newton has been anything but electric, but that hasn?t stopped Giants? defensive coordinator Perry Fewell from preparing his defense to face the Panthers? offense.

Tags: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, giants, Giants-Panthers, New York Giants, NFL, NY Giants, Perry Fewell, week 3
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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride knows that just because the Carolina Panthers? secondary may be a little banged up, that doesn?t mean Sunday?s matchup will be an automatic victory.

That?s because the Giants have struggled to an 0-2 start out of the gate, with turnovers plaguing what the team has been able to muster offensively.

The focus for Big Blue has been to try to establish a running attack, but now that Carolina will be shorthanded in the secondary, hopefully the Giants will try to exploit their opponent?s weakness.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, david wilson, eli manning kevin gilbride, Giants-Panthers, New York Giants, NY Giants
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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

The Giants head to Carolina to take on the Panthers Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in what is shaping up to be a must-win game for Big Blue.

The Giants are 4-3 in seven regular season meetings against Carolina. Last season, the G-Men pounded the Panthers 36-7 in Carolina and will be looking for a similar effort this weekend.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-Panthers, Hakeem Nicks, media, media notes, New York Giants, NY Giants, panthers, Tom Coughlin
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According to several sources, the Carolina Panthers have signed former Giant WR Domenik Hixon to a one-year deal.

https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/319554206249918464

Hixon played in 57 games for the Giants, with six touchdown catches. He had 101 catches for 1,400 yards in four years with the Giants. From Rotoworld:

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Domenik Hixon, New York Giants, NYG
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Chase Blackburn proudly showing off his two Super Bowl rings last year in NYC.

Former Giants MLB Chase Blackburn, a key member of two Super Bowl teams, has tweeted that he will be joining the Carolina Panthers this season. The deal is reportedly for two years.

https://twitter.com/Blackburn5793/status/317034065838608384

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Giants Senior Pro Personnel Analyst Dave Gettleman today was named the new general manager of the Carolina Panthers.

Gettleman was selected over a group of candidates that consisted of another Giant executive - Marc Ross, the team's Director of College Scouting. This hiring is not really a surprise to Giant fans since Carolina's GM search was being led by former Giants' GM, Ernie Accorsi.

Gettleman, 61, was with the Blue for 15 years is various capacities and is has been a part of six Super Bowl teams in Buffalo, Denver and here with the Giants.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Dave Gettleman, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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According to sources, Giants Director of College Scouting, Marc Ross, is in line become the new GM of the Carolina Panthers.

? Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2012

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Marc Ross, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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Despite both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles owning 2-1 records, these teams appear to be in different stratospheres right now.

After losing the opener to the Cowboys, the Giants have reeled off two straight wins over the Bucs and Panthers. The Eagles, on the other hand, skid by the Browns Week 1, beat the Ravens and fell to the undefeated Cardinals last week.

Records aside, the panic level in Philly is warranted.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Jacobs, Brandon Weeden, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, David Diehl, demarco murray, DeSean Jackson, doug martin, Eli Manning, Giants-Eagles, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Jason Peters, Jeremy Maclin, jeremy maclin, Justin Tuck, Kevin Kolb, King Dunlap, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants History, Osi Umenyiora, Philadelphia Eagles, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden, Riley Cooper, Victor Cruz, vince young
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Of course, the biggest headline out of the Giants' injury report today was that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is listed as "doubtful" for Sunday night's contest v. the Eagles.

Here is the rest of the report:

Probables:?Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (neck). Wide receiver Domenik Hixon (concussion). Cornerback Corey Webster (hand). Defensive end Adewale Ojomo (hamstring).

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Carolina Panthers, Corey Webster, Domenik Hixon, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, jeremy maclin, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden
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"Well, you?d like to be able to eliminate the run game and the option game, but he?s a very accurate passer as well and when he stands in there, he obviously does a very good job and he certainly spreads the ball around, so it?s a challenge.......He?s powerful and he can run through an arm tackle, no doubt, and he?s physically strong enough to withstand the blows that come from rushing the football. Yeah. Sure. There?s different-sized athletes. This guy is big and strong and fast." - Giant head coach Tom Coughlin on Panthers' QB Cam Newton

Newton creates problems for every defense, not just the Giants. He is a 6'5", 245lb QB that can move. Last week vs the Saints, he rushed 13 times for 71 yards while completing 70% of his passes, one of which went for a 66-yard gain to speedster Steve Smith.

The Giants are coming off games against Dallas and Tampa where their defense has looked porous and disorganized. Thus far this season, they have surrendered nine plays of 20 or more yards and three over 40 yards. The secondary has been exposed because the pass rush has been neutralized. The Giants have four sacks in their first two games with only one coming from a defensive end (Jason Pierre-Paul).

Tags: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Giants-Panthers, New York Giants, NFL
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The Giants head down to Carolina to face Cam Newton and the Panthers in an intraconference clash between two 1-1 teams. The Giants are playing on national TV for the seventh time in their last eight contests.

Kickoff: 8:20 Eastern

Site: Bank of America Stadium

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Giants-Panthers, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Thursday Night Football
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The Giants-Panthers clash set for Thursday night in Charlotte began with the Giants favored by as many as 2.5 points, but injuries to key offensive players have that line slipping by the hour. The Mirage listed the line as Giants -1.5 on Monday. Since then, the line has been going the other way. The Giants are now 2 point underdogs.

From Jason Logan of Covers.com

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Giants-Panthers, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Odds
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From Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the Beast:

News trickled in today that both Ahmad Bradshaw and Hakeem Nicks would be out for tomorrow?s game in Carolina. ?I?ve watched both of Carolina?s games this season. ?In the first game, they got down early, abandoned the run, and finished with 10 rushing yards against one of the worst run defenses in the league a year ago.

Last week, they looked a lot more like the team I expected to see, as they ran for a very impressive 219 yards against New Orleans. ?I think tomorrow night?s game, unlike most NFL games, will come down to the running game.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Giants-Panthers, New York Giants, NFL
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Winners

St. Louis Rams - They traded back twice in this first round. They collected a ransom from the Redskins a month ago for the right to draft RGIII and followed it up by trading the sixth pick for an additional second round pick. They now have 7 combined picks in the first two rounds of this draft and the next. They will theoretically add 7 starters in those two years and already have a franchise QB.

Tags: 2012, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, draft, giants, grades, Losers, New England Patriots, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Shockers, Winners
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This Saturday, the Giants will be squaring off against the Carolina Panthers in one of the most anticipated preseason games in Giants history, given the NFL lockout. The game will be the first for new Panthers head coach, Ron Rivera, a man who is widely touted throughout the league for his defensive prowess and knowledge of the game.

He was previously a linebackers coach with the Philadelphia Eagles and more recently, the defensive coordinator for the Bears and Chargers. It will be interesting to see how he fairs this season, along with the other new head coaches in the NFL, given the little time their teams have had to prepare as a result of the shortened offseason.

Tags: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Jeremy Shockey, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, NFC
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I hate to say it but, this season is beginning to remind me of the 2009 season when Jerry Reese went into camp with only 3 safeties.? Kenny Philips went down with a serious knee injury which forced Mr. Reese to scramble for players.

He signed C. C. Brown and Aaron Rouse.? That was a painful season and a painful lesson to learn.? The next year(2010) Reese brought in Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant.

Tight Ends with NFL experience are always a plus for a successful season.?? The Giants are a bit thin in the tight end department with Ben Patrick(FA from Arizona) retiring and the loss of Kevin Boss.? I would guess the Giants brass are burning up the phone lines looking for someone that can block and catch.

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Carolina Panthers, Deon Grant, Eli Manning, Giants News, Giants-Panthers, Jeremy Shockey, Jermey Shockey, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, NY Giants
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The coaching? carousel and whirlwind tour is over for Giants' DC Perry Fewell as the Denver Broncos announced today that they were hiring former Giants' DC John Fox as their new head coach.

From BroncoTalk.net......

John Elway has just announced via his Twitter account that John Fox has been named the newest head coach of the Denver Broncos.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jim Fassel, John Elway, John Fox, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Perry Fewell
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Weather had delayed the interview process for a new head coach in Denver, and now that five candidates have been screened, the team may be finally ready make their decision.

Of the five, John Fox, Perry Fewell and in-house candidate Eric Studesville have NFL head coaching experience.? The others,, Rick Dennison of Houston and Dirk Koetter of Jacksonville are both coordinators.

The rumor is that the Broncos are looking to pay entry-level wages, which means Fox would be taking a cut in pay.? That doesn't mean he won't, but it appears they may shy away from hiring him.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Dirk Koetter, Eric Studesville, Josh McDaniels, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Pat Bowlen, Perry Fewell, Rick Dennison
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According to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk........

Center Shaun O'Hara has pulled out of the Pro Bowl since he will undergo surgery. O'Hara had ankle and foot injuries and played in just six games this season. Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil will take his roster spot on the NFC Pro Bowl team..

It is absolutely the right move here for O'Hara......knowing the kind of guy he is, there's no way he feels he's worthy of the spot after only playing in six games this year.? Plus, he's not physically up to it and needs to get his health issues in order before next season.

Tags: Adam Koets, Carolina Panthers, National Football Conference, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Pro Bowl, Rich Seubert, Ryan Kalil, Shaun O'Hara, sport
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from our colleague at the Star-Ledger, Zach Berman......

On the day when the Carolina Panthers learned they will not be able to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick, their consolation was interviewing a prospective head coach ? although the interview is bad news for Giants fans.

Panthers executives Marty Hurney and Danny Morrison met with Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell today, according to Darin Gantt of the Rock Hill Herald/Charlotte Observer. The last time the Panthers hired a head coach, they chose Giants defensive coordinator John Fox.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL, Perry Fewell

Fewell A Hot Head Coaching Prospect

Fans are upset the team is not going to the playoffs - again.? They want to see change. The Giants have said they will explore everything outside of replacing head coach Tom Coughlin and trading QB Eli Manning.

Those are the only known entities going into this off-season.? But keep in mind, changes are made every off-season.

The team will evaluate everyone else and make changes as they see fit - as they do every year.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFC, NFL, Perry Fewell
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John Fox, the former Giants' defensive coordinator, was told yesterday that his contact will not be renewed for the 2011 season after nine years with the Carolina Panthers.? His assistants have also been let go.

As head coach,?he led the Panthers to their only Super Bowl appearance. "I told John today that I appreciate everything he has done for us over the last nine years, but as happens in this business, it is time for both sides to move in different directions," Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said.

Fox, 55,?had?a 78-73 record in Carolina, though?the Panthers are?2-13 this season. A rift had reportedly developed between Fox and Richardson. Fox did not have a contract for next season.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, John Fox, New York Giants, NFL

With five weeks remaining in the regular season, eleven of the sixteen NFC teams are still mathematically in the playoff hunt.

That includes three sub-.500 NFC West teams (St.Louis, Seattle and San Francisco) and the 5-6 Washington Redskins. The Redskins' chances are slim since they would have to win every game the rest of the season and hope for some divine intervention along the way to qualify for the post season.

The West winner will most likely be the only entrant into the NFC Playoffs from that bracket, so we will not include them in any of our league-wide scenarios going forward unless something dramatic occurs.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, New York Jets, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
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From Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, after taking a vicious hit late in Sunday's 31-18 loss at New York.

Team officials weren't certain that he'd make the flight back to Charlotte with the team, and had no further word on his condition.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Giants-Panthers, Jimmy Clausen, Matt Moore, New York Giants News
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From FOX Sports...Moose's credential for today's game must have gotten lost like mine did...looks like he's broadcasting from a port-a-san.......

<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=7c1c5e48-e10f-4e71-a7c2-0307fe03ebba" target="_new" title="">NFL on FOX: CAR/NYG preview</a>

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Fox Sports, Giants-Panthers, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Video, NFL Week 1
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From?The Miami Herald:

The Panthers lead the all-time series with the Giants, 3-2, breaking a deadlock in the series with the aforementioned 41-9 demolition of Big Blue in North Jersey in Week 16 of last season. New York won the previous meeting, a 34-28 overtime affair at the Meadowlands in Week 16 of the 2008 campaign.

The most memorable contest between the two occurred in a 2005 NFC First-Round Playoff, a 23-0 blanking of the Giants by the Panthers in the swamps of Jersey.

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Ahmad Bradshaw seems to have displaced Brandon Jacobs as the Giants' starting running back. Jacobs doesn't seem to be?happy about it, but he'll have a chance to prove himself on Sunday when New York faces a Panthers team that has?a much different look to its defensive front seven. Three of the four starters from last year's front four are gone. That not only bodes well for the running?backs, but also?for Eli Manning, who is coming off his first Pro Bowl and first 4,000 yard passing season. The Giants have plenty of weapons at wide receiver?and they'll showcase them?along with the running attack.

Then again, John Fox, Carolina's head coach, is a defensive guru. Take nothing for granted.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL

The Giants made Matt Moore look?pretty darn good last December when Big Blue closed Giants Stadium with a 41-9 loss to the Panthers. Moore threw three touchdown passes and had a quarterback rating of 139.8 in that game. (He?was helped out by 206 rushing yards?from Jonathan Stewart and five Giants' turnovers.)?He directed the Panthers to four wins in their final five games, as Carolina finished 8-8. Now in his fourth year in the NFL, he's the Panthers'?starting quarterback and he heads back to the Meadowlands on Sunday to face the Giants.

Not that Moore can get too comfortable, though. Jimmy Clausen was taken with the 48th pick in last spring's draft and the?Notre Dame?product will be ready to jump in should Moore falter. In a side note, Clausen ran the same system at Notre Dame that they run in Carolina. The offensive line is strong and running backs DeAngelo Williams and Stewart will get a lot of carries, and will certainly take some pressure off of Moore. Steve Smith will be one of Moore's go-to-guys in the passing game. Third round pick Brandon LaFell has emerged as the No. 2 receiver.

In any case, more will be expected from Matt Moore.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Matt Moore, New York Giants, NFL

Finally, the regular season.

Let's get the Week 1 discussion going by giving you a quick take on the Carolina Panthers, who come to the New Meadowlands Stadium to face the Giants on Sunday.

Carolina?embarrased New York, 41-9, as Big Blue said farewell to Giants Stadium last December.

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Last night, the PFNYC team had a live radio interview with former Giants and Jets DB Sam Garnes, who is currently a special teams assistant for the Carolina Panthers.

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"Sam Garnes makes his NFL coaching debut in 2010 as the Panthers' special teams and strength and conditioning assistant, where he works closely with special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers and strength and conditioning coach Jerry Simmons. He previously spent five seasons in a variety of coaching positions following a seven-year NFL playing career.

Garnes comes to Carolina after serving as a defensive assistant for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL last year and helping them win the league's first championship. Prior to that, he twice participated in the NFL's Minority Internship Program - first with the Panthers during training camp in 2007 and then with the New Orleans Saints during training camp in 2008.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Jets, NFL Rules, Sam Garnes
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The New York Giants will take on the Carolina Panthers this coming Monday in what will kick off the last preseason ever to be started in Giants Stadium.

The last time these two teams met, it was a battle for the number one seed in the NFC conference, and the two teams did not disappoint. The Giants ended up overcoming deficits of 11 points in the third and 8 points in the fourth quarter to go on and win that game.

Of course, you cant compare a preseason game to an end-of-the-season regular season game, but still this game does not go unoticed....mainly because it will be on ESPN.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, New York Giants Preseason
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