New York - The New York Giants defense played
without Michael Strahan and were overtaken 24-21 by the Carolina
Panthers on the Giants' home turf.
Jake Delhomme and Steve Smith combined for an opening-drive
touchdown pass and receiver Taye Biddle caught touchdown passes of
23 and 85 yards to lead the Panthers to the victory last night.
Both teams were looking to rebound from .500 records in 2006.