The success of the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants will rely heavily on their running game. If they cannot run the football, then opposing defenses will throw everything but the kitchen sink at quarterback Eli Manning this season.
To become a high-powered offense, the Giants must find a third wide receiver for their passing game. There are no more excuses for the candidates (Ramses Barden, Jerrel Jernigan and Domenik Hixon) not making plays anymore. Hopefully, this is a work in progress for the Giants.
If the Carolina Panthers are going to have a sophisticated passing attack, then they will have to find another viable option downfield for quarterback Cam Newton. He has tremendous chemistry with wide receivers Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell, as Newton’s confidence to throw the long ball has grown this offseason.
The Panthers acquired wide receiver Louis Murphy from the Oakland Raiders right before the start of training camp, but he has struggled throughout the preseason. Arguably, this has the makings to be the best receiving corps in Panthers history.