The Giants (0-2) are favored by 1 over the Carolina Panthers (0-2). The over/under is 47. We see the Giants coming back home winners. They won't solve many of their underlying issues, and it won't be pretty but If they limit their turnovers and play a clean game, they should win handily.
Jim Mancari: ?If there was ever a must-win in Week 3 of an NFL season, it is this weekend for the Giants against the Carolina Panthers. Very few teams can recover from an 0-2 start, but it's the way the Giants have reached 0-2 that is even more troubling than the record. Now, every aspect of the Giants' play is not going to automatically improve all in the same week just because the Giants need a victory. Big Blue instead needs to start the process of improving in a few major areas, especially the running game, getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks and eliminating turnovers.
Cam Newton has gotten off to a slow start for Carolina, but the Panthers' defense is no slouch. Many experts are expecting the Giants to head down to Carolina and bury the Panthers, but the team is not yet ready for that. However, it is ready to get on the board in the win column, no matter how that is achieved. I'm expecting a much closer game that features plenty of offense. The Giants need to turn field goals into touchdowns, which could be the first step on the road to recovery.....Giants 31, Panthers 24