New York Giants: 3 Keys to Victory in Week 5 vs. Panthers

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The New York Giants fell to 1-3 on the season, losing to the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. The final score was 33-18, making the Giants descend to the bottom of the NFC East.

The Saints struggled early on, mustering up just four field goals in the first half. The Giants were unable to capitalize on this though, scoring just seven points in the first half.

It would get worse for the G-Men, as the Saints would run rampant, scoring three rushing touchdowns in the second half. Alvin Kamara was the one to inflict the damage.

This week, the Giants will try to bounce back against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers sit at 2-1 and are coming off of their bye week in Week 4.

The Panthers are a team that is seemingly finding their true identity, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Their last game against the Cincinnati Bengals, they ran Christian McCaffrey 28 times for 184 yards.

If the Giants still have hopes to reach the playoffs, this game comes as close to a must-win scenario as possible. Only nine 1-4 teams have reached the playoffs since 1978, none of them made the Super Bowl.

If the Giants hope to keep their goal of reaching the postseason alive and well, they must be able to do a few things. Here are three keys to the Giants coming away with a victory in Week 5 against the Panthers.