- The Carolina Panthers had some questions at the running back position entering this game and how the snaps would be broken up between Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker and Mike Tolbert. The player who got the most snaps was the one player who has seen the least amount of playing time the past few weeks. Rookie Cameron Artis-Payne had only played one snap since Week 4 entering the Panthers' game with the Giants but finished the game with 31. He was followed by Whittaker with 26 and Tolbert 23.
- The offense continues to try and utilize bigger formations as they had six plays against the Giants with three offensive tackles on the field and also spent almost 40% of the game in a two tight end set. The Panthers are able to do this effectively because they have speed on the outside with Ted Ginn Jr. that doesn't allow defenses to stack the line when they are in these bigger formations.
- This game saw the return of cornerback Charles Tillman who missed the past four weeks with a knee injury. The thing that stood out was that Tillman played every snap against the Giants, something he had not done all year. Hopefully this a sign that the knee injury is behind him and won't be an issue down the stretch.
- The Panthers' defense also spent almost the entire game, 66 out of 75 plays, in their nickel defense. While this defense has primarily worked out of this defensive formation, this is one of the highest percentages of the year. This certainly a positive that their nickel, Cortland Finnegan, was able to play as many snaps as he did. Finnegan was out of football for close to a year before he was signed by the Panthers at the end of November and was playing in only his third game.