Carolina Panthers vs. New York Giants Matchup Preview (10/24/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)
Carolina Panthers vs. New York Giants Matchup Preview (10/24/21)
This NFC inter-division matchup features the 3-3 Carolina Panthers, coming off a heartbreaking 34-28 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings in week 6 visiting the struggling New York Giants, who are 1-5 after being mauled by the Los Angeles Rams last weekend. The Panthers started off the season 3-0 but have lost three in a row allowing 30.3 points per game during the losing streak. Including Sunday’s loss to Minnesota in which they were down 12-10 at halftime, the Panthers are now 0-20 trailing at halftime since 2019. After winning their first game of the season on the road at New Orleans in week 4, the Giants have lost two straight games. In those losses Big Blue is giving up an average of 41 points per game.
Carolina Panthers vs. New York Giants Betting Odds
The Panthers are 1-3 in the NFC this season. Carolina is a 3-point road favorite with the over/under listed at 43. As a favorite, the Panthers are 2-1 in 2021. Since last season, Matt Rhule’s club is 8-1 when allowing 21 points or fewer. But if this game is high scoring, here’s a note to keep in your back pocket, Carolina is 0-13 since 2020 when allowing opponents to score at least 22 points. On the road the Panthers are scoring 26 points per game. Against the spread this season New York is 2-4 and 0-3 at home, which works in Carolina’s favor. The Giants have allowed at least 38 points in two straight games (Dallas and Los Angeles) for the first time since weeks 15 and 16 in 2015. Overall, the Panthers have an all-time record of 7-4 against the Giants, including winning the last three meeting dating back to 2013 by a combined score of 109-66.
My Predictions: Carolina 28-13, Carolina cover, over 43 points.
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Date: 24, October 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: MetLife – East Rutherford, NJ
TV Coverage: FOX
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Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey (O)
New York Giants: Kenny Golladay (O), Saquon Barkley (O), Kadarius Toney (O)
Carolina Panthers Analysis
Sam Darnold returns to a familiar stadium where he once commented on seeing ghosts chasing him. One thing he’ll be used to hearing is the sound of boos coming from the crowd Met Life Stadium albeit it will be Giants fans not Jets ones, who at one time hailed him as a savior to the Jets quarterbacking woes. Darnold leads the Carolina attack averaging 262.2 passing yards per game, he’s thrown for seven touchdowns with a 61.2 completion percentage. In 19 career games at Met Life Stadium, the former Jet threw for 4,296 yards and 26 touchdowns. With Christian McCaffery out the last three weeks and ultimately being put injured reserve, Darnold has contributed to the running game, rushing for 110 yards on 4.2 yards per rushing attempt. Chuba Hubbard has rushed for 219 yards in starting in place of McCaffery in the Panthers backfield including a 101-yard rushing performance in the loss to the Eagles in week 5.
According to PFF, the Panthers had seven dropped passes against the Vikings, the most in a game since dropping eight passes in week 14 of the 2006 season against, ironically the Giants. The Panthers dropped a combined eight passes in the first 5 weeks of the 2021 season. On the positive side of the passing game, Wide Receiver D.J. Moore has at least five receptions in nine straight games, which is the longest streak in team history. Moore leads the team in receiving with 40 catches for 513 yards. The former Maryland Terrapin also has three touchdowns in 2021, one off his career season-high of four reached in 2019 and 2020. Former Jet, Robbie Anderson who’ll feel at home playing in Met Life Stadium is averaging 12.7 yards per reception with two touchdowns on the season. Tight End Ian Thomas who caught a 41-yd pass down the seam to set up the tying touchdown last week against Minnesota is a talented player who can make an impact on the game when given the opportunity.
The Panthers defense ranks third in the NFL giving up 308.3 yards per game in 2021. Shaq Thompson, Carolina’s defense leader who has 25 tackles (16 solo) did not play against Minnesota due to a foot injury and is unlikely to play Sunday against New York. As a unit the Carolina defense has 16 sacks on the season led by the terrific free agent addition, Haason Reddick with 6.5 sacks. 2019 first round pick, Brian Burns has added three sacks and seems to be on his way to reaching his season career high of nine sacks which he reached last season. The Carolina defense is allowing 20.2 points per game, ranking sixth in the league and should be able to lower their average vs. an anemic New York offense.
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New York Giants Analysis
Daniel Jones had a tough game against the Rams as he threw three interceptions while throwing the ball 51 times. Turnovers continue to plague the Giants third-year quarterback as he’s turned the ball over six times this season; four interceptions and two fumbles lost. The offensive line seemed to settle down after allowing eight sacks in the teams’ first three games, but after going two games without allowing the sack, they allowed four sacks in the 27-point loss to the Rams in week 6.
Kadarius Toney leads the Giants in receiving with 23 receptions for 317 yards, but an ankle injury suffered early in the game last weekend looks as though it’ll hold him out for at least this week. New York’s big free agent acquisition, Kenny Golladay is expected to be out with a hyperextended knee. He’s been a big disappointment with 17 catches for 282 yards without a touchdown reception. Sterling Shepard will have to play a big part in the Giants passing attack if they expect to have a chance in moving the football down the field. In 69 career games he has 341 catches for 21 touchdowns. Darius Slayton is battling a hamstring injury and he’s questionable this weekend. Tight End Evan Engram has a lot of talent, but with only 14 catches on the season, he seems to have not been able to put it together. He could be a player the Giants look to trade by the trading deadline in early November.
New York’s rushing game has struggled all season averaging 89 yards per game ranking them 25th in the NFL. Daniel Jones is the team’s leading rusher with 201 yards on the ground. With Saquon Barkley battling a sprained ankle and unlikely to play this week the Giants will try once again leaning on Devontae Booker and Elijhaa Penny, but truthfully, I would not expect much as they ran for a combined 56 yards rushing in the loss to the Rams last week.
New York Giants Depth Chart
Carolina Panthers vs. New York Giants Daily Fantasy Picks
New York’s rushing defense is the fourth-worst in the league giving up an average 137.2 rushing yards per game, this should allow Chuba Hubbard to harken back to his days running over Big 12 defenses while at Oklahoma State. Hubbard’s snap count has increased each week and is averaging 3.9 yards per carry on the season, but that should improve after Sunday’s game. He’s a player I’d look at taking a flyer on if you have an open flex spot on your roster.
With Daniel Jones only throwing four touchdowns on the season, having limited offensive weapons and under pressure in the pocket, I would absolutely stay from having him anywhere near your lineup.
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