Cam Newton is a beast in both the passing and running game for the Carolina Panthers.
Newton led his team to victory four days ago over the bewildered New Orleans Saints, 35-27. Staying home to face the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants should be a tougher test for this ‘On the Rise’ team.
The Giants will be without four offensive starters in RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), all-star WR Hakeem Nicks (foot), third WR Domenik Hixon (concussion) and RT David Diehl (knee). Even without them, I see Eli Manning and company putting up a good fight. Hell, Manning is better on the road than he is at home, so this game should be interesting.
I’m not counting the Giants out of this game, and it won’t surprise me if they win, but I’m taking the home team on a short week in this one. The Giants had basically two days to prepare for tonight’s game, so the odds are stacked against them.
Prediction: Panthers - 33, Giants - 28