3 Games Panthers Must Win At All Costs on 2024 Schedule

Adam Thielen and the Panthers hope to improve on a 2-15 campaign in 2023
Adam Thielen and the Panthers hope to improve on a 2-15 campaign in 2023 / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Week 10 vs. New York Giants in Germany - Nov. 10

International games are always a bit strange, so it'll be an interesting juggling act for Carolina. Either way, the New York Giants should be one of the worst teams in the entire NFL. Bryce Young and the Panthers have to capitalize in what's likely their easiest matchup on paper this year.

Daniel Jones is returning from a torn ACL, Saquon Barkley is off in Philadelphia, and the defense ranked 27th in opponent yards per play (5.6). The Giants' offense was even worse, averaging just 4.5 yards per play (30th) behind one of the league's worst offensive lines.

From a betting perspective, the Panthers are only one-point underdogs to the Giants. That's the smallest odds margin of any of their games, so even sportsbooks think this represents Carolina's best chance at a win.

Carolina and New York haven't played since 2022. The Giants have two straight wins in the all-time series, though the Panthers won three straight before that.

The Panthers are building an identity and have a young foundation to move forward with. On the other hand, the Giants are hoping Jones takes a giant step forward. In all likelihood, they'll wind up drafting a new QB in next year's draft. Carolina is ahead of New York in the process and should escape Germany with a victory.