Originally Posted by CJizzles
Newton is electric. He's a gifted ball player.
Regardless of what defense he plays against.
Right now, the NYG D hasn't shown to be really that good. I would be surprised if that changes tomorrow night.
The Panthers are 6-0 when they run the ball. They are 1-11 when Newton throws the ball more often than they run.
The Panthers are 6-3 when Newton rushes for at least 50 yards but 1-4 when he is their leading rusher.
If the Panthers are able to run the ball they should win. J/M/O
Now, if Garry Williams starts in place of Byron Bell, who figures to be a game time decision - it could spell trouble for Newton. Also, Jonathan Stewart is listed as questionable for Thursday night.
Running quarterbacks usually do poorly in the NFC. Newton seems to be an accurate passer and makes big pass plays in the pocket - However, he likes to take off downfield as a rusher - and has trouble sliding when he comes out of the pocket.
As for the Giants, they have their own problems.