鈥?CAN THE PANTHERS CLOSE OUT?: The Panthers lost 36-7 at home to the Giants last September, so there's no guarantee this one will be close. But if the Panthers can keep it tight, they'll need to prove they can finish things off. Carolina has lost its first two games after surrendering a fourth-quarter lead. That's part of a cruel trend for the Panthers,Wholesale Nike Shoes Online
, who have lost 10 games while leading in the fourth since coach Ron Rivera was hired in 2011. That's tied with Philadelphia for the most in the league during that span.
鈥?GIANTS LACK A RUNNING GAME: One of New York's issues has been its inability to run the football 鈥?and running back David Wilson's ability to hold onto it. The Giants have just 73 yards on 33 carries, a mere 2.2-yard average, and have fumbled three times. Still, Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes the Giants running backs are on the verge of a breakout game. "They've had a very good attack for years," he said.