The New York Giants christened the new Meadowlands Stadium with a victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Beating the Panthers 31-18, the Giants displayed both reasons for hope and dismay that the 2010 NFL season might be a fruitful one for the team and its fans.
The game was an interesting one, as it was both closer than the score indicates, and not as close as the score would indicate. Oxymoronic isn't it?
In the first quarter, the Panthers had every chance to blow the game open but failed to capitalize.
And in the second half, the Panthers never had a chance as the Giants put their collective boots on the Panthers' necks.
And any chance the Panthers had was squelched by their quarterback Matt Moore, who looked just awful. Jimmy Clausen, anyone?
The following is a list of 10 things we learned about the Giants based upon their season opener on Sunday, four good and one very bad.
Keep in mind that obvious things, like Eli Manning is a good player isn't on the list. We knew that already.