Panthers vs Giants Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 2 NFL Game

Panthers vs. Giants expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game.
Panthers vs. Giants expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game. / AP Photos/Jacob Kupferman

The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 2 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. One of the most anticipated matchups of the week is a tilt between the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants.

Baker Mayfield couldn't lead the Panthers to a Week 1 win against his former team, losing, 26-24, to the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield didn't have too memorable of a performance, going 16-of-27 on his passes for 235 yards and one touchdown with an interception, also rushing the ball into the end zone once.

The Giants, on the other hand, shocked a lot of people in their 21-20 upset win over the Tennessee Titans. While the victory was impressive, it remains to be seen if New York is a legitimate threat or if its victory was a fluke.

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Panthers vs Giants Week 2 matchup.

Panthers vs Giants Projections

ESPN FPIPanthers (57.7%)
numberFireGiants (51.0%)
FiveThirtyEightGiants (64%)
Betting FavoriteGiants (-1.5)

Projected Winner: Giants (3), Panthers (1)

Panthers vs Giants Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Panthers (6), Giants (4)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsGiants (3), Panthers (2)
CBS Sports ExpertsGiants (5), Panthers (2)

Expert Totals: Giants (12), Panthers (10)

Even though the projections clearly favor the Giants, the highlighted experts expect a close game. A total of 54.5% of experts favor the Giants, which shows that the contest could go either way.

On the other hand, ESPN's projection has given the Panthers a 57.7% chance of winning in Week 2.

At the end of the day, fans should expect a tight game from two teams with a lot to prove. It'll be interesting to see if the Giants wind up capitalizing as the slight favorite, though.

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