Giants use second-half surge to best Panthers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants finally can feel at home against the Carolina Panthers.

They just needed a new home to get that feeling.

Hakeem Nicks caught three touchdown passes from Eli Manning, all in the left corner of the end zone, and the Giants surged in the second half Sunday for a 31-18 victory over the Panthers.

Ahmad Bradshaw set up his own 4-yard TD run in the fourth quarter with a 39-yard romp that provided the cushion New York needed to exact some revenge on Carolina.

The Panthers routed the Giants 41-9 in the hosts' final game at Giants Stadium last December. In 2005, the Panthers shut out the Giants in a playoff game at the same venue.

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