A Quick Look at the Panthers

We never thought it would come down to this, not after the way they started the year. But the G-Men are fighting for home-field advantage Sunday night against the Panthers. Who is this Panthers team? The one that challenges us for NFC Supremacy? Let’s take a look:

QB:

Jake Delhomme, ever the warrior, has thrown for 2,853 yards, for 14 TDs and 12 picks. Not great numbers, but not terrible.

RB:

The two headed monster of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. This might end up being the key for the Giants. If they can stop them, they have a good chance of winning. They’ve combined for 23 TDs, and almost 2,000 yards. Watch out for them. If you want to see them in action, watch highlights of the Monday night game against Tampa Bay. They went wild.

WR: 

Steve Smith is a dominant force as always, with 70 receptions and 6 TDs. If Webster/Ross can lock him down, we can focus on the strong running game of theirs. A tall task indeed.

Defense:

Led by second year middle linebacker Jon Beason, the Panthers are the 6th rated scoring defense, giving up almost 19 points a game, the 12th rated passing defense, and the 18th rated running defense. So they can be run against, but they do find a way to keep the score low. 

As the week goes on, we’ll have more insight and analysis about the matchup, and, of course, a prediction. However, looking at some basic stats, the Giants have a tough team waiting for them. The G-Men have to find a way to stop Williams and Stewart. If they do, they have a good chance of winning.


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