Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 10/12/14
Last week: 23 (+1) Record: 1-1 The league’s #2 ranked team in terms of yards per play differential: the Carolina Panthers. You can’t tell a ton from that after just 2 games and I still think they’re weak defensively where it matters, on the defensive line and in the secondary, but they have a very good chance to pull the upset at home on Thursday Night this week against the Giants, who, by the way, have a negative points per play differential. Home teams have a clear advantage on Thursday Nights, as home teams have won 74 of the last 118 Thursday Night games and have covered at a record of 66-46-4 ATS. Studs QB Cam Newton: 14 of 20 for 253 yards and a touchdown, 2 throw away, 1 drop, 112.0 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 9 of 23 drop backs (2 scrambles, 1 sack, 3 of 6, 2 throw aways), rushed for 75 yards (47 after contact) and a touchdown on 13 yards, 1 broken tackle, 1 fumble WR Steve Smith: 3 catches for 104 yards on 4 targets on 23 pass block snaps, 18.3 YAC per catch CB Chris G...
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