The Giants narrowly avoided a 0-2 start last Sunday when they took down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in comeback fashion. After earning their first win of the season, the Giants now turn their attention to another NFC South foe, the Carolina Panthers.
New York’s Week 3 trip to Charlotte, NC, will be a tough one. The Panthers are a much better team than their 6-10 record last season would indicate, and they’ll surely be aiming to knock off the defending Super Bowl champions in their Thursday Night Football match up on NFL Network.
It’s difficult to know what to expect when dealing with a 1-1 team like the Panthers. Carolina dropped its first game of the season to the Bucs, 16-10, but followed that up with an impressive, 35-27 victory over the Saints the following week. It’s uncertain as to which Panthers team will show up in Week 3 against the Giants.
However, if the Giants want to secure their second win of the season, they will have to control a few aspects of the game, no matter what. This article will highlight the five keys to the game for the New York Giants.