The Carolina Panthers are peaking at the right time. As they are ascending the conference standings, the once-mighty Giants are falling a bit.
Those two will collide in New York next week with the winner earning home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.
Carolina discarded the likely AFC West Champion Denver Broncos, 30-10. They have clinched at least a tie for the NFC South title and need just one win in their last two games to win it outright.
It was business as usual for Carolina. Steve Smith looked good with 165 receiving yards and a touchdown. DeAngelo Williams blasted a 56-yard touchdown run that put the game out of reach. Jake Delhomme actually looked like a functional quarterback with 253 yards passing and that TD to Smith.
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