The Giants were missing three offensive starters, including running back
Brown ran 13 times for 71 yards and a TD last week - the first rushing yards of the third-year back's career - and surpassed that total by the end of the first quarter.
Barden had eight catches for 139 yards by halftime. Before Thursday night, the fourth-year receiver had never managed more than nine catches for 94 yards receiving in a season.
The Panthers struggled to string together drives. Their first drive stalled near midfield, while another drive that had pushed near midfield in the last 2 minutes of the half ended when
Newton completed just 5 of 12 passes for 90 yards in the first half, while the Panthers' rushing game managed just 44 yards. Top receiver Steve Smith had just one catch for 13 yards in the half.
It was a strong start for a Giants team that came in short-handed due to injuries. The Giants were also missing starting right tackle
It didn't slow Manning, who started the game with a 12-yard strike to wideout
The touchdown pass capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive that marked the third straight game the Panthers have given up a touchdown on an opponent's first drive.
After Tynes' first field goal gave the Giants a 10-0 lead, Brown scored on a 1-yard run early in the second quarter to cap a 72-yard drive and push the lead to 17-0. Tynes' second long kick made it 20-0 with 3:13 left before halftime.