Giants Vs. Panthers: Thursday Night Football Open Thread

The Giants and Panthers get together tonight to kick off Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season. I am anticipating a shootout, which likely means we're in line for a 17-13 snoozer. I have been advising people to start Brandon LaFell in their fantasy leagues so hopefully he'll make me look good tonight.

The 49ers face the Giants in a few weeks, but would only face the Panthers in a potential playoff matchup. Right now I'm not really sure what to make of the Panthers. They dropped a tough road game in Tampa Bay and then won a shootout over New Orleans. I was high on the Bucs coming into the season, but I'm still not sure whether they will be legit or not. So basically, I have no idea what to make of the NFC North after Atlanta.

As for the Giants? They seemed ready to get one foot in the grave last week before storming back to beat the Bucs. The Giants are a team nobody can count out until the final whistle is blown and they are finished. They're like the Jason Voorhees of the NFL.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker