East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes to Hakeem Nicks, and the New York Giants rolled in the second half to beat Carolina, 31-18, in the first regular season NFL game at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
Manning connected on 20-of-30 passes for 263 yards and overcame three interceptions for the Giants (1-0), who exacted a bit of revenge on the Panthers after they were blown out, 41-9, in their final game of the old Giants Stadium last year.
Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown for New York, which overcame a rough first half when the Giants had just eight yards on the ground.
Matt Moore completed 14-of-33 passes for 182 yards and a TD, but was picked off three times for the Panthers (0-1). DeAngelo Williams rushed for 62 yards on 16 carries.