1:02 pm
September 18

Panthers @ Giants

Who will WIN this matchup?

Carolina Panthers (0-1)

@ New York Giants (1-0)


Current odds:

Carolina Panthers: (-115)

New York Giants: (-105)


The spread for the game is Carolina by 1 point.

The Giants, who gambled with a final-minute two-point conversion, were further rewarded when the Tennessee Titans missed on a potential 47-yard winning field goal in a 21-20 win. The Panthers lost 26-24 when rookie Cade York of the Cleveland Browns drilled a 58-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining.

The Panthers didn’t contain Cleveland’s Nick Chubb (141 rushing yards) and the Browns’ ground attack. Carolina had the second-worst rush defense in the opening week (217 rush yards allowed), ahead of only Tennessee because of what the Giants did. New York cranked out 238 rushing yards, with 164 from running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley had 24 touches on offense that resulted in 194 total yards.

The Panthers unveiled a new look with Baker Mayfield at quarterback. It took time to get traction, particularly as running back Christian McCaffrey, who’s expected to have an impact similar to Barkley’s, was held to 57 yards of total offense.

In the Tennessee game, the Giants were far from an offensive juggernaut as it took time to get rolling. So there will be concerns about the status of receiver Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), who departed against the Titans. Edge rushers Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee) and Azeez Ojulari (calf) were out for the opener and are listed as questionable for Week 2.

StreakSmarter Pick
New York Giants