The Giants travel down to Charlotte to face the Panthers in a contest featuring two teams seeking their first victory of the 2012 season.
Kickoff: 1pm Eastern
Site: Bank of America Stadium
TV: FOX Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross (field reporter) SIRIUS: 136 (NYG), 110 (Car) XM: 227 (Car)
Referee: Mike Carey
The Line: Giants by 1; O/U 47
Last Game: 9/20/12: Giants 36 at Panthers 7. New York RB Andre Brown scores on pair of 1-yard TD runs. Giants TE Martellus Bennett adds TD catch & K Lawrence Tynes converts 5 FGs.
The Series: The Giants lead, 4-3, and have won the past two. Tom Coughlin is 6-2 lifetime vs Carolina.
QB Eli Manning has started 137 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Is 4-1 vs. Panthers. In last meeting, had 110.2 rating. Incl. playoffs, Giants are 21-4 (.840) when Manning starts & has 110+ rating. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 812 pass yards…
RB-KR David Wilson is only player in NFL since 2012 with 2+ rush TD (4), rec. TD & KR-TD. RB Brandon Jacobs rushed for career-high 3 TDs in 12/21/08 game vs. Car. Had rush TD last week & is franchise leader with 57 rush TDs…
WR Victor Cruz has 7 career 70+ yard TDs. Aims for 3rd 100-yard game & has 236 yards (118 per game) in past 2. In past 3 Sept. games, WR Hakeem Nicks has 19 catches for 396 yards (132 per game) & TD. Had career-high 3 rec. TDs in 9/12/10 game vs. Car. WR Rueben Randle had 1st career catch vs. Car…Defense had 3 INTs in last meeting & 40.6 opp. pass rating.
DE Mathias Kiwanuka had 2 sacks & FF in 9/12/10 meeting. In last game vs. Car., CB Jayron Hosley had 1st career INT. DE Jason Pierre-Paul had 0.5 sack in last meeting. CB Terrell Thomas had INT in his last game vs. Carolina
QB Cam Newton is only player in NFL history with 8,000+ pass yards (8,274), 40+ pass TDs (43), 1,500+ rush yards (1,500) & 20+ rush TDs (22) in 1st 34 games…
RB DeAngelo Williams tied career high with 4 rush TDs in 12/21/08 game vs. NYG. Also rushed for 108 yards in that contest. When Williams has 18+ att., team is 17-4…
WR Steve Smith has TD catch in 2 of past 3 meetings. Ranks 3rd among active players with 11,555 rec. yards. WR Brandon LaFell has 8 career rec. TDs & avg. 26.5 yards per TD (212 yards).
TE Greg Olsen had 7 catches for 98 yards in last game vs. NYG. Had 7 catches for 84 yards & TD last week. WR Ted Ginn Jr. had 40-yard TD catch last week…
Since entering NFL in 2012, LB Luke Kuechly leads league with 187 tackles. Had INT last week. Since 2010, CB Captain Munnerlyn ties for 3rd in NFL with 3 INT-TDs. DE Charles Johnson has 30.5 sacks in past 40. DE Greg Hardy has 9 sacks in past 11. DE Frank Alexander had sack in last meeting. S Quintin Mikell (OUT) had sack & FF last week, 8th game with both.