The last time the Panthers faced off with the Giants in 2015, it was a furious comeback by NY, a long touchdown by Odell Beckham, Jr. and a last-second Graham Gano field goal that provided the winning margin - but it was a Cam Newton gif that likely provided the most lasting memory of the game.
Getting second-year wide receiver Curtis Samuel back on Sunday, after he sat out the first three games following a procedure for an irregular heartbeat, also was big. "I was thinking to myself, I hope he was and is as excited as everyone is at having him".
Linebacker Luke Kuechly simply said, "I've seen him kick it before, and it's one of those things". "But that's not the way it works". Veteran Da'Norris Searcy was placed on injured reserve with his second concussion in a month.
Reid, who was signed by the Panthers last week made headlines in his first press conference by wearing a shirt with the hashtag #ImWithKap on the front.
"He's a great player", Newton said. We really don't want to overuse him. "I publicly declared that I didn't agree with his comments and I asked anybody that was interested if they wanted clarification [to] go to Odell because he's a big man".
Reid, who is African-American, signed a one-year contract with the Panthers and said that he plans to "continue to speak for my people" and use his platform to talk about injustices. But as it stands, that's not going to happen. "What he does on the football field is going to impact this team".
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As he did with the San Francisco 49ers over the last seasons, he kneeled during the playing of the national anthem. Defensively, the team didn't allow NY to convert a third down in seven attempts, and safety Mike Adams twice intercepted Giants quarterback Eli Manning. It's a familiar position after last season's 3-13 finish.
The Giants have had some complaints about the referees in recent weeks, just as most National Football League defenses have. That's not something the Giants are running with the slow-footed Eli Manning at the helm.
We know it's a staple of the Panthers offense with Cam Newton.
Moving the ball and scoring points has been a struggle this season for the Giants under Shula. The move couldn't come as a better time with the Panthers facing a run attack that includes standout rookie running back Saquon Barkley.
There's an individual matchup in this game that the Panthers should exploit for major yards and points.