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Panthers @ Giants: Five Things To Watch Sunday

Sunday's season opener is a huge game for our New York Giants. Yes, it is the first meaningful game in New Meadowlands Stadium, but for me that is just a sub-plot. It might add motivation, and certainly it means a lot to John Mara, but in the big picture that is not important. First and foremost, the 2010 Giants need to get off to a good start -- especially defensively -- to help mollify those lingering doubts after the debacle of the way 2009 ended. A slow start, and there will be a lot doubt boiling to the surface. Following are five things to watch Sunday.