Kickoff: 8:20 Eastern
Site: Bank of America Stadium
Surface: Natural Grass
TV: NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (field reporter). Game carried in NYC on WPIX Ch 11.
Radio: WFAN 660-AM Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross (field reporter); Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (field reporter); SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (NYG), 93 (Car) XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (NYG), 226 (Car)
Weather: Clear, temps around 60
The Line: Giants by 1; O/U 51
Last Game: 9/12/10: Panthers 18 at Giants 31. New York QB Eli Manning passes for 263 yards & 3 TDs to WR Hakeem Nicks as Giants defeat Carolina on Kickoff Weekend.
Last Game at Site: 12/10/06: Giants 27, Panthers 13. Manning throws 3 TD passes, all to different receivers, in New York victory. RB Tiki Barber adds 112 rushing yards for Giants.
Giants: OUT: WR Hakeem Nicks (foot), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), OL David Diehl, DE Adewale Ojomo (hamstring), WR Domenik Hixon (concussion) QUESTIONABLE: CB Michael Coe (hamstring) PROBABLE: CB Prince Amukamara (ankle), LB Keith Rivers (hamstring), RB Da'Rel Scott (knee)
Panthers: OUT: G Mike Pollak (shoulder) QUESTIONABLE: T Byron Bell (ankle), LB Thomas Davis (hamstring), S Colin Jones (shoulder), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) PROBABLE: LB Jon Beason (elbow), C Ryan Kalil (ankle), WR Kealoha Pilares (foot), WR Steve Smith (knee)
Are 48-34-5 (.585) in road openers…Last week, became 1st team since 1951 LA Rams with 500-yard passer (QB Eli Manning, 510) & 2 150-yard receivers (Hakeem Nicks, 199; Victor Cruz, 179) in same game.
Manning’s 510 yards are 2nd most in team history. Nicks (10 catches, 199 yards, TD) & Cruz (11 catches, 179 yards, TD) are 1st teammates with 10+ catches & 175+ yards in same game…In last meeting,
RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 76 yards & TD. Rookie RB David Wilson played at Bank of America Stadium with Virginia Tech in ACC Champ in 2010 & 2011. RB Andre Brown rushed for 71 yards & TD last week…
Nicks had career-high 3 rec. TDs in last game vs. Car., tied for 2nd most in game in team history. Cruz has 10 career rec. TDs & avg. 54.8 yards per TD (548 yards). Has 6 TDs of 65+ yards & 9 TDs of 20+ yards…DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 7 sacks in past 6.
LB Mathias Kiwanuka had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting…
QB Cam Newton became 2nd player in NFL history (Michael Vick) with 250+ pass yards (253), 125+ rating (129.2), 70+ rush yards (71) & rush TD in single game…
In 12/21/08 meeting vs. NYG, RB DeAngelo Williams tied team record with 4 rush TDs. Had 108 rush yards on 24 carries in that contest. When Williams has 18+ att., team is 15-3 (.833). In 12/27/09 meeting vs. NYG, RB Jonathan Stewart rushed for team-record 206 yards…
WR Steve Smith aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD catch. Had 3 catches for 104 yards (34.7 avg.) last week, incl. 66-yard rec. WR Brandon LaFell had 6 catches for 90 yards in Week 2…
S Charles Godfrey had 9-yard INT-TD last week vs. NO, 1st TD of career. DE Charles Johnson has 17 sacks in past 24. DE Greg Hardy had FF & safety in last meeting. LB Jon Beason had INT last week, his 9th career INT.