NFL Week 3: New York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers Preview and Predictions

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistSeptember 17, 2012

Eli Manning doesn't have long to bask in the glow of the best passing game in New York Giants history. After torching the Bucs for a career high 510 yards (295 in the second half), the G-Men travel to Carolina to play Cam Newton and the Panthers.

Last week, both teams had the daunting task of avoiding an 0-2 start.

For the Giants, it seemed like for one half of football they were destined for 0-2. With three first-half interceptions, Manning was booed and was playing one of his worst games as a pro. The second half was magical. Manning and the Giants overcame a 14-point deficit, leading New York to a huge 41-34 win.

While Eli was getting it done with his arm, Cam Newton was getting it done with his legs.

Newton ran for a career-high 71 yards, leading the Panthers to a big 35-27 win over the Saints. More impressively, the Panthers as a team rushed for 219 yards—after rushing for just 10 yards total in Week 1.

Check out the video above as Evan Adrian gives his preview on this big prime-time showdown. Will the Giants put together four quarters of football? Is the Panthers running game back? Comment below and let us know.