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Giants vs Panthers Week Three Capsule



SERIES LEADER Series tied, 3-3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Coughlin: 5-2 Rivera: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 41-34 vs. Buccaneers W 35-27 vs. Saints
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.
BROADCAST NFLN (8:00 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (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). 


PASSING Manning: 52-83-723 (1L)-4 (T3L)-3-91.6 Newton: 37-53-556-2-2-100.8
RUSHING Bradshaw: 22-94-4.3-1 Newton (QB): 18-75-4.2-1
RECEIVING Cruz: 17-237 (T1L)-13.9-1 S. Smith: 10-210-21.0-0
OFFENSE 436.5 (2L) 382.0
DEFENSE 370.0 372.0
SACKS 4 tied: 1 D. Edwards: 2.5 (T3C)
INTs Boley: 2 (T2L) Beason, Godfrey: 1
PUNTING Weatherford: 46.7 Nortman (R): 42.8
KICKING Tynes: 20 (5/5 PAT; 5/5 FG) Medlock: 9 (6/6 PAT; 1/1 FG)


GIANTS: 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…PANTHERS: 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 DE ANGELO 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 LA FELL 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.

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