As every Carolina Panthers will remember, the Panthers made the Giants’ final game at the Meadowlands memorable. For all the fun times the Panthers had there, they decided to help send off the Meadowlands with a 41-9 domination of the Giants.
I thought it was a great going-away present. The Panthers not only dominated in every aspect of the game, but they also did it with the backup quarterback, the No. 2 running back, and two backup offensive linemen. Good times.
Now, what better way to show appreciation for such a nice gift than to invite the Panthers over for the Grand Opening of the new Meadowlands. With any luck, the Panthers will respond to the Giants’ hospitality with another big win.
The circumstances have changed a little from last game. First, Matt Moore will have Steve Smith the whole game and Jordan Gross to protect him. Second, Stewart will have to settle with splitting the 200 plus rushing yards with DeAngelo Williams. Third, there will be no Julius Peppers to harass Eli Manning. Fortunately, the Panthers will have Brown, Hardy, and Johnson to keep Eli company.
There are a few people who might spoil the party. Keith Bullock, the former general of the Titan defense, is filling the role left by Antonio Pierce. Without Pierce, along with a few other factors, the Giants defense fell apart and lived through a nightmare in the back half of the season.
The other party crasher is Bradshaw. I enjoyed watching Jacobs run the ball and fail miserably. Bradshaw is faster and more of a playmaker, but he can he be the main guy?
The Panthers also need to be the partiers they were in the last few games. They will not win if they do not run the ball, and they will not win if their offense does not celebrate enough in the end zone.
The streamers are set, the balloons are set to be released, and it’s time for the Grand Opening. LET’S PLAY SOME FOOTBALL!!!