Giants-Panthers tale of the tape
The New York Giants host the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 this Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET in MetLife Stadium. This is the 11th regular season meeting between the two clubs, with the Giants trailing the series, 6-4. The teams last met in Week 5 of the 2018 season in Charlotte, when the Giants fell 33-31 to the Panthers on a last second 63-yard field goal by former Panther and current Giant Graham Gano.
The Giants will look to bounce back from last week's loss to the Los Angeles Rams, while the Panthers attempt to snap a three-game losing streak, dropping their Week 6 contest in overtime to the Minnesota Vikings.
Here are notes and stats from players on both teams ahead of Sunday's matchup.
*QB Daniel Jones passed for 242 yards last week. Has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 at home. Since 2019, is 1 of 3 NFC QBs (Kyler Murray & Russell Wilson) with 900+ rush yards (903).
*QB Sam Darnold passed for 207 yards & had TD vs. INT in Week 6. Has 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 pass) vs. 2 INTs for 90.3 rating in 2 road starts this season. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 2+ rush TDs. Had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 97.9 rating in his only career start vs. NYG (11/10/19 w/ NYJ).
*RB Devontae Booker had 69 scrimmage yards (41 rush, 28 rec.) in Week 6. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards.
*RB Chuba Hubbard had 61 rush yards & 1st-career rush TD in Week 6. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 70+ scrimmage yards & 5th in row overall with 60+ scrimmage yards. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 281 rush yards.
*WR Sterling Shepard led team with season-high 10 receptions & 76 rec. yards last week, his 4th-career game with 10+ catches. Has 7+ catches in 3 of his past 4 at home. Had 75 rec. yards in last meeting.
*WR DJ Moore led team with 5 receptions & 73 rec. yards last week. Is 1 of 3 WRs (Justin Jefferson & Cooper Kupp) with 6 games of 5+ catches in 2021. Aims for his 5th in row on road & 10th in row overall with 5+ catches. Has 16 catches for 239 yards (119.5 per game) & 2 rec. TDs in 2 road games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 8+ catches & 110+ rec. yards. WR Robby Anderson had 2nd rec. TD of season last week. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 on road.
*DL Leonard Williams had season-high 1.5 sacks last week & has 3 sacks in his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. LB Tae Crowder had team-high 10 tackles last week & aims for his 3rd in row at home with 10+ tackles. DB Logan Ryan had PD in 3 of his past 4 & aims for his 3rd in row at home with PD. Had 10 tackles & PD in his last game vs. Car. (11/3/19 w/ Ten.). S Xavier McKinney had career-high 2 INTs in Week 6. CB James Bradberry had 2 PD in Week 6. Is 1 of 2 CBs (Trevon Diggs) with PD in each of 1st 6 games.
*LB Haason Reddick had 3 TFL & 2nd-career FR in Week 6. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ TFL. Set career-highs in sacks (5) & FFs (3) in his last game vs. NYG (12/13/20 w/ Ari.). DE Brian Burns had 4 sacks & 3 PD in his past 4 on road. Aims for his 4th in row on road with PD. CB Keith Taylor set career-highs in tackles (10) & PD (3) & had 1st-career FF last week. S Jeremy Chinn had season-high 9 tackles last week. Has 5+ tackles in each of 1st 9 career road games.
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Notebook: Giants keep focus on task at hand
Three days after declaring the Giants’ situation is "definitely going to get better," coach Joe Judge today placed the onus on himself to make it happen.
"I'm the head coach, it's my responsibility, point blank," Judge said in a pre-practice talk with reporters. "Every player on this field and every position group all comes down to me. The fish stinks from the head down. I have been taught that by great guys that I've worked for and played for. There are no excuses. There are no exceptions. You demand of your coaches to make sure players are playing the right way. You demand of your players to know what to do, and they go out there and do it. But it starts with me and ends with me."
The Giants are 1-5 as they prepare to host the 3-3 Carolina Panthers on Sunday in MetLife Stadium. Since winning in overtime in New Orleans on Oct. 3, the Giants have lost in Dallas, 44-20, and at home to the Los Angeles Rams, 38-11. The 27-point margin of defeat was tied for the team's largest in Judge's 22-game tenure. The Cowboys' and Rams' point totals were the two largest allowed by the Giants since Judge and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham took over.
On Monday, a day after the loss to the Rams, Judge was told Giants fans are "ticked off" and was asked, "can you assure them it's going to get better anytime soon?"
"This is definitely going to get better, so there you go," Judge said. "I don't know what kind of guarantee they want, but I can assure everyone out there that's a Giants fan and they want to know when it's going to turn. I can tell them right now we're working tirelessly to make sure we get this thing turned around in the right direction, not just for short-term results, but for long-term success."
View photos from Thursday's practice as the Giants prepare for their Week 7 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
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Check out the video below to watch Episode 2 of The Eli Manning Show, where Eli and his co-host Shaun O'Hara welcome in actor Chazz Palminteri, along with the cast of HBO's Entourage.