- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

CAROLINA (13-0) At NEW YORK GIANTS (6-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Panthers 10-3, Giants 7-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 5-4

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Giants 38-0, Sept 22, 2013

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Falcons 38-0; Giants beat Dolphins 31-24

AP Pro32 RANKING - Panthers No. 1; Giants No. 14

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (2), PASS (25)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (4), PASS (5)

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (29), PASS (6)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (16), PASS (32)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - NFC South champion Panthers can clinch conference postseason home-field advantage with win and Arizona loss or tie; or tie and Arizona loss. … Best start in franchise history and Panthers are eighth team in Super Bowl era to start 13-0. Five advanced to Super Bowl and three won it. … Looking for 18th straight regular-season win. … QB Cam Newton has thrown 17 touchdowns and two interceptions in last six games. … RB Jonathan Stewart is third in NFL with 989 yards rushing, but will miss game (foot). … WR Ted Ginn Jr. has seven catches for 200 yards and four touchdowns over past two games. … Carolina leads NFL with 21 interceptions and 33 takeaways. … DT Kawann Short has nine sacks in last nine games. .. S Kurt Coleman has interceptions in last five games. … Giants have matched win total from last season. … QB Eli Manning had career-high 87.1 completion percentage (27 of 31), four touchdowns and no interceptions against Miami. … WR Odell Beckham Jr. shoots for seventh straight 100-yard game receiving. He has 43 catches for 796 yards and eight TDs in last six. His 12 TDs match total from last season. … K Josh Brown has missed field goal attempt in last two after not missing in opening 11 games. … DE Robert Ayers Jr. has three sacks in last two games. … DE Jason Pierre-Paul has fumble recoveries in two straight. … League-worst defense limited Miami to 363 yards and 16 first downs, second-lowest totals this season. … Fantasy Tip: Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for one in last start against Giants.

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