December 17, 2015

CAROLINA (13-0) At NEW YORK GIANTS (6-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Panthers 10-3, Giants 7-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 5-4

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Giants 38-0, Sept 22, 2013

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Falcons 38-0; Giants beat Dolphins 31-24

AP Pro32 RANKING - Panthers No. 1; Giants No. 14

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (2), PASS (25)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (4), PASS (5)

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (29), PASS (6)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (16), PASS (32)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - NFC South champion Panthers can clinch conference postseason home-field advantage with win and Arizona loss or tie; or tie and Arizona loss. ... Best start in franchise history and Panthers are eighth team in Super Bowl era to start 13-0. Five advanced to Super Bowl and three won it. ... Looking for 18th straight regular-season win. ... QB Cam Newton has thrown 17 touchdowns and two interceptions in last six games. ... RB Jonathan Stewart is third in NFL with 989 yards rushing, but will miss game (foot). ... WR Ted Ginn Jr. has seven catches for 200 yards and four touchdowns over past two games. ... Carolina leads NFL with 21 interceptions and 33 takeaways. ... DT Kawann Short has nine sacks in last nine games. .. S Kurt Coleman has interceptions in last five games. ... Giants have matched win total from last season. ... QB Eli Manning had career-high 87.1 completion percentage (27 of 31), four touchdowns and no interceptions against Miami. ... WR Odell Beckham Jr. shoots for seventh straight 100-yard game receiving. He has 43 catches for 796 yards and eight TDs in last six. His 12 TDs match total from last season. ... K Josh Brown has missed field goal attempt in last two after not missing in opening 11 games. ... DE Robert Ayers Jr. has three sacks in last two games. ... DE Jason Pierre-Paul has fumble recoveries in two straight. ... League-worst defense limited Miami to 363 yards and 16 first downs, second-lowest totals this season. ... Fantasy Tip: Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for one in last start against Giants.

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