Carolina Panthers: Keys to Thursday Night Game Against New York Giants

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Carolina Panthers: Keys to Thursday Night Game Against New York Giants
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Jon Beason (52), Greg Hardy (76) and Captain Munnerlyn (41) will have their hands full with Eli Manning and the Giants' aerial attack.

The Carolina Panthers (1-1) play host to the New York Giants (1-1) at 8:20PM EDT for a Week 3 Thursday night match-up that could turn into one of the highest scoring games of the weekend.

The Panthers and the Giants are both coming off of their first wins of the season and they will face one another with just three days between games to rest, recuperate and get ready to play again.

Carolina and New York each suffered embarrassing losses at the hands of divisional rivals in their first games of the season. The Giants lost to the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) and the Panthers took one on the chin against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1).

However, Carolina bounced back with an impressive 35-27 win over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (1-1) while the Giants scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Buccaneers after trailing by 14 points early in the second half.

The winner of this game will get to enjoy a couple of extra days off and have a "bye-weekend" knowing they are in good shape at 2-1 after the first three games of the season.

The loser will have to face the prospect of a one-win September with both teams facing first-place divisional rivals on the road on September 30.

Here is a look at the Carolina Panthers' keys to the game.

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