This game appears to be tailor-made for Cam Newton to have a monster performance against the New York Giants.
While the former first overall pick has played well over the first three games, he hasn’t been consistent in the passing game. He did have 335 passing yards against the Atlanta Falcons but in the other two games this year he has thrown for a combined 310 passing yards.
Meanwhile, the Giants have done a good job limiting passing yards, ranked currently eighth and allowing only 229 per game. They are just coming off a performance against Drew Brees where they kept him to 217 passing yards and no touchdowns.
The reason why Newton should have a big game is because the Giants will be without Oliver Vernon and haven’t been able to generate much of a pass rush. They currently rank dead last in sacks with only five.
The fact that they can’t get pressure, combined with Newton’s scrambling ability, could be the key to opening this passing attack. If Newton is able to force the secondary to keep an eye in the backfield, this could help the Panthers’ wide receivers to find separation and make some big plays.