PANTHERS: Head coach JOHN FOX spent 1997-01 as Giants defensive coordinator……Club has won 7 games by 3 points-or-less, equaling NFL single-season record (7, Ariz, 1998)……QB JAKE DELHOMME has 7 4th-quarter TD passes, tied for 2nd-most in NFL. Avgs. 7.23 yards per pass attempt (419 attempts, 3,028 yards), 4th-most in NFC……RB STEPHEN DAVIS has club-record 1,387 rushing yards & needs 46 for career-high (1,432 in 2001). His 7 100-yard games in 2003 are career-best & his team has 19-6 record (.760) when he rushes for 100. Has 3-career 100s vs. Giants. RB DE SHAUN FOSTER had 114 scrimmage yards vs. Lions, including 10-yard TD catch……WR STEVE SMITH has 4 9+ rec. games & 3 100-yard efforts, posting career-high 86 receptions. WR MUHSIN MUHAMMAD avgs. 15.4 yards per catch (49 for 757). Has 19 career 100-yard games & needs 1 to become 1st Panther with 20. WR RICKY PROEHL was football & baseball star at Hillsborough (NJ) HS. Had 3 catches (27 yards) vs. Lions, giving him 602 career receptions……DE MIKE RUCKER has career-high 12.0 sacks & needs 3.0 to tie team record (KEVIN GREENE, 15.0)……GIANTS: QB JESSE PALMER started 2nd-consecutive game last week & has not been intercepted in 58 pass attempts as starter. Is 2nd Canadian QB (MARK RYPIEN) to start in NFL since 1970. QB KERRY COLLINS has 3,110 yards passing & needs 390 to become 1st Giants QB with 4 3,500-yard seasons in row……RB TIKI BARBER needs 24 rushing yards for 2nd-consecutive 1,200-yard season. Barber (419) & WR AMANI TOOMER (414) rank 1st & 2nd in club history in receptions. Toomer leads club with 1,010 yards (59 catches), his 5th consecutive 1,000-yard season……In 9 games, TE JEREMY SHOCKEY has 48 catches & 535 yards. Earned 2nd-consecutive All-Star selection……Defense ties for 4th in NFL with 40 sacks……DE MICHAEL STRAHAN has 112.5 career sacks, 3rd-most among active players. Has 17 sacks & needs 3 for 2nd-career 20-sack year……LB MIKE BARROW started every game for Panthers from 1997-99……PR BRIAN MITCHELL has NFL record 4,974 PR yards & needs 26 for 5,000.
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