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Eli Manning celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a game against the Carolina Panthers. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Week 3: Giants 36, Panthers 7

The Giants defeated the Panthers 36-7 Thursday at Bank of America Stadium.

Cam Newton throws a pass in the first
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Cam Newton throws a pass in the first quarter of a game against the Giants. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Ramses Barden tries to break a tackle by
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Ramses Barden tries to break a tackle by Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly during the first quarter of a game in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams rushes past
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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams rushes past Osi Umenyiora during the first quarter of a game in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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Cam Newton reacts after he was sacked in
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Cam Newton reacts after he was sacked in the first half of a game against the Giants at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton gets sacked by Jason
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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton gets sacked by Jason Pierre-Paul during the first quarter of a game in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Andre Brown is knocked out of bounds by
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Andre Brown is knocked out of bounds by Charles Godfrey and Haruki Nakamura of the Carolina Panthers during play at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looks out on
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looks out on the field during the second quarter of a game against the Giants in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Victor Cruz makes a catch as Charles Godfrey
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Victor Cruz makes a catch as Charles Godfrey of the Carolina Panthers defends him during play at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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Osi Umenyiora celebrates after sacking quarterback Cam Newton
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Osi Umenyiora celebrates after sacking quarterback Cam Newton during play at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Ramses Barden stiff-arms Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly during
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Ramses Barden stiff-arms Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly during play at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Eli Manning celebrates after scoring a touchdown during
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Eli Manning celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a game against the Carolina Panthers. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Victor Cruz runs after a catch as Carolina
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Victor Cruz runs after a catch as Carolina Panthers linebackers Jon Beason and James Anderson try to chase him down during the second quarter of a game in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Joe Adams loses the
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Joe Adams loses the ball after being hit by Spencer Paysinger during the third quarter of a game in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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Andre Brown rushes through a tackle attempt from
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Andre Brown rushes through a tackle attempt from Carolina Panthers linebacker James Anderson during the first quarter of a game in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 20: Cam Newton #1
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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 20: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass in the first quarter against the New York Giants at Bank of America Stadium on September 20, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Martellus Bennett scores on a 14-yard touchdown reception
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Martellus Bennett scores on a 14-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of a game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Eli Manning throws a pass during the first
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Eli Manning throws a pass during the first quarter a game against the Carolina Panthers. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Martellus Bennett celebrates after scoring on a 14-yard
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Martellus Bennett celebrates after scoring on a 14-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of a game against the Carolina Panthers. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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Eli Manning throws a pass under pressure from
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Eli Manning throws a pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards during the first quarter of a game in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning run onto the
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Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning run onto the field to play against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Martellus Bennett catches a touchdown pass past Carolina
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Martellus Bennett catches a touchdown pass past Carolina Panthers safety Charles Godfrey during the first quarter of a game in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Tom Coughlin gets his team motivated before its
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Tom Coughlin gets his team motivated before its game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Osi Umenyiora catches his breath during warmups before
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Osi Umenyiora catches his breath during warmups before the Giants' game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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Giants fans prepare for the game against the
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Giants fans prepare for the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Victor Cruz warms up before a game against
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Victor Cruz warms up before a game against the Carolina Panthers. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Eli Manning warms up before the Giants' game
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Eli Manning warms up before the Giants' game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Eli Manning gets loose before the Giants' game
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Eli Manning gets loose before the Giants' game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Victor Cruz smiles during warm ups before the
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Victor Cruz smiles during warm ups before the Giants' game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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