Back in 1998, the 13-0 Broncos came to the Meadowlands to play a losing Giants team – and were beaten.
The Panthers could secure home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a win and a Cardinals loss. But Carolina will be without running back Jonathan Stewart, who has been on a strong, uh, run recently.
Carolina leads the NFL with 21 interceptions and 33 takeaways. Safety Kurt Coleman has interceptions in each of his last five games.
The Giants are in a three-way tie atop the mediocre NFC East, but face a tougher schedule than does either Washington or Philadelphia.
Key matchup: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., against Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.