Posted: 9/21/2012 12:07:09 AM
For all of you who have been reading our new blog, The Football Juice, we appreciate it and hope you like what you see For those of you who haven't yet, feel free to check it out. Not only did I pretty much lay out for you how this game would un-fold, I told you it would be by two touchdowns to boot. Anyway, thanks for the continued support and here's what I had posted this morning at www.thefootballjuice.com:
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New York Giants (-1.0)
Welcome to the Bizzaro World that is the 2012 NFL football season, where from week-to-week, teams go from contenders to chumps in an instant. Eventually, the crazy results that have littered this year’s young football season will even themselves out and the better teams will emerge. We don’t seem to be close to that point yet, but that doesn’t mean you should drastically change your strategy for picking games. With that said, it’s the Giants at the friggin’ Panthers, and you don’t even have to give up a field goal! Carolina has proven next to nothing yet under Cam Newton, and the Giants have repeat Super Bowl aspirations. Sure, the Giants’ secondary has been suspect, but the Panthers’ whole team, especially their defense, is suspect, short of Newton and Steve Smith. For all the talk about how unpredictable these early season games have been, most people fail to realize the inherent advantages of having so many under-performing good teams, namely that you’re able to see lines that, weeks from now, could be much higher. If the Giants were clicking on all cylinders, this would, for all intents and purposes, be a 4-plus point line, even on the road. The bottom line is: don’t fret the wild and crazy results we’re seeing. The Panthers are still pretty much solely the Cam Newton show, and that defense is letting a lot of crooked numbers go up on that scoreboard. And, the Giants have largely the same roster as the team who beat the Patriots last year, with a healthy Pierre-Paul this time. Look for Newton to be under constant pressure on Thursday night, and for a ravenous Giants D to create at least a couple turnovers. Giants by two touchdowns. Vegas is saying the game will be closer, but who cares? It’s the Bizzaro World, remember?
Over/Under 0.5: Number of times Giants running back David Wilson cries.