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Giants Looking to Avoid 0-3 Start

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It'll be a battle of 0-2 teams on Sunday in Carolina.  The New York Giants last started 0-2 in 2007, the same year they won the Super Bowl title. 

Giants quarterback Eli Manning understands the importance of this game against the Panthers.

"In this situation, you've got to have a little sense of urgency," Manning said. "I don't think there's anything wrong with that. If you make it a must-win, sometimes that's what you need to be put in those situations. It is a big game. We're 0-2 right now. We're looking for our first win. Guys just have to keep their heads up and look at the good things and look at where we've got to make improvements."

No 0-3 has qualified for the playoffs since 1998 and Carolina head coach Ron Rivera knows how it feels to be 0-3.

"It's time to get over the hump," Rivera said. "We've been through this -- and that is the thing that is disheartening. You'd like to believe that we've gotten to the point where we've learned from these things and now it's about getting things done."

The Carolina defense has given up 403.0 yards per game, including 293.5 passing yards.

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