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Giants-Panthers Preview Capsule

October 4, 2018

NY GIANTS (1-3) at CAROLINA (2-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Giants 1-3, Panthers 2-1

SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 6-4

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Giants 38-35, Dec. 20, 2015

LAST WEEK - Giants lost to Saints 33-18; Panthers had bye, beat Bengals 31-21 on Sept. 23

AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 27, Panthers No. 9

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (05).

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (29), PASS (9).

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (1), PASS (25).

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (19), PASS (13).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Giants have allowed 15 sacks in four games. ... Giants QB Eli Manning has 99.1 QB rating with four TDs and one INT, though offense has struggled. ... RB Saquon Barkley can become third NFL player in history with at least 100 yards from scrimmage in first five games. Others are RBs Kareem Hunt and Adrian Peterson. ... Giants RB Jonathan Stewart (injured reserve) is Panthers’ all-time leading rusher. ... WR Odell Beckham Jr., has no TD receptions in 2018. ... WR Sterling Shepard had 10 catches vs. New Orleans last week. ... Giants allowing 12.3 yards per pass completion. ... Giants GM Dave Gettleman was Panthers GM from 2013-17 and reached Super Bowl in 2015. ... Panthers have won seven straight at home. ... QB Cam Newton has 57 touchdowns rushing since 2011, second most among all players. ... Panthers newly signed S Eric Reid expected to start first game since Dec. 31, 2017. Reid replaces Da’Norris Searcy (injured reserve/concussion). Reid, one of first player to support Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during national anthem, was out of football despite impressive resume. ... Panthers rookie CB Donte Jackson has three INTs in three games. ... DE Efe Obada was NFC Defensive Player of Week in Week 3 after getting an interception, two quarterback hurries and one sack in first NFL game. ... DE Mario Addison has 4 ½ sacks and two forced fumbles in last five home games. ... LB Luke Kuechly’s 844 tackles since 2012 are most in NFL. ... This is final game LB Thomas Davis will miss due to suspension. ... Fantasy tip: Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey coming off 28-carry, 184-yard performance vs. Bengals. Panthers are No. 1 in NFL in rushing offense, Giants No. 29 in run defense.

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