Week 7 Game Preview: Panthers at Giants

Sean Chandler

Game Reset

  • Carolina Panthers (3-3) at New York Giants (1-5)
  • MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Sunday, Oct. 24 | 1 p.m. | FOX
  • Roster | Depth Chart | How to Watch

History: Panthers vs. Giants

Notable Connections

Panthers

  • Safety Sean Chandler played for the Giants from 2018-20
  • Tight end Colin Thompson spent time with New York in 2017
  • Head coach Matt Rhule was an assistant coach with the Giants in 2012
  • Special team coach Chase Blackburn played for New York from 2005-12
  • Quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan was on staff with the Giants from 2007-15
  • General manager Scott Fitterer was in the Giants scouting department from 1998-2000

Giants

  • Cornerback James Bradberry played for Carolina from 2016-19
  • Kicker Graham Gano was with the Panthers from 2012-19
  • General manager Dave Gettleman was with Carolina from 2013-17
Table inside Article
Category Panthers Giants
Offense
Total Yards/Game 353.8 (18th) 360.7 (16th)
Rushing Yards/Game 109.5 (17th) 89.8 (25th)
Net Passing Yards/Game 244.3 (15th) 270.0 (10th)
Sacks Allowed 18 (t-26th) 12 (t-13th)
Third Down Efficiency 35.0 (26th) 37.7 (24th)
Points/Game 23.8 (16th) 19.0 (27th)
Defense
Total Yards/Game 308.3 (3rd) 401.3 (27th)
Rushing Yards/Game 111.5 (15th) 137.2 (29th)
Passing Yards/Game 196.8 (2nd) 264.2 (22nd)
Sacks 16 (t-6th) 10 (t-27th)
Third Down Efficiency 29.6 (2nd) 43.0 (21st)
Takeaways 6 (t-19th) 8 (t-10th)
Points Allowed/Game 20.2 (6th) 29.5 (t-29th)

Stat Nuggets To Know

Team

  • Last week, the Panthers blocked a punt for a TD, the first since 1998 in franchise history. Carolina's special teams EPA was 14.71, the highest by any team in a game this year.
  • Carolina's defense ranks third in the NFL in total yards allowed (308.3) and second in passing yards allowed (196.8). Opponents have converted just 29.6 percent of third down tries, second-best in the NFL.
  • The Panthers have six forced fumbles this season, tied for sixth-best in the NFL.
  • Carolina's 29 tackles for loss is tied for fifth in the league.
  • In the red zone, Carolina has converted on the ground. The team has eight rushing touchdowns, tied for fourth-best in the NFL. Since Week 3, Carolina is tied for sixth in the NFL in converting all but one goal-to-go opportunity.
  • However, over that same stretch, the Panthers' offense has converted just 31.4 percent of third-down tries.

Individual

  • Wide receiver DJ Moore is seventh in the league with 513 receiving yards. His 202 yards after catch rank seventh among wide receivers.
  • Running back Chuba Hubbard ranks third in the NFL among rookies with 281 rushing yards.
  • Linebacker Haason Reddick is tied for third in the NFL with 6.5 sacks and tied for second with eight tackles for loss. He's the only player this season with four games of at least 1.5 sacks in each game.
  • Cornerback Donte Jackson has 11 career interceptions, tied with Minkah Fitzpatrick for the most by any player in the 2018 draft class.

Milestones in Reach

DJ Moore

  • Needs 234 receiving yards to pass Wesley Walls (3,902) for fourth place in Panthers history.

Haason Reddick

  • Needs one game with at least 1.5 sacks to tie the franchise record of five games with multiple sacks in a single season (Kevin Greene, 1999; Charles Johnson 2012)

Brian Burns

  • Needs 1.5 sacks to pass Kris Jenkins (20.5) for seventh among defensive linemen in Panthers history

Donte Jackson

  • Needs three interceptions to tie Richard Marshall/Doug Evans (14) for fifth all-time in franchise history

Jeremy Chinn

  • Needs 11 tackles to pass Will Witherspoon (157) for the most tackles in the first two seasons by a non-middle linebacker.

Take a look at some pictures from past matchups between the Panthers and Giants. Carolina leads the all-time series 7-4.

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