This might be the Giants' biggest game of the regular season. The Carolina Panthers are fighting for the lead in the NFC South, and they need to win this one. This also may be a preview of a playoff match. If you want to brave the weather, StubHub has tickets as we go to press, probably end zoners (starting at $99). For less hardy souls who want to tailgate indoors, we suggest the Copper Door Tavern, 272 Third Avenue (between 21st and 22nd streets), in Gramercy. They have 11 TVs and a $28 all-you-can-drink deal that includes an entrée. Another favorite is Wicked Willy's, 149 Bleecker (at Thompson and LaGuardia), with at least 10 plasma TVs and a terrific 15-footer with surround-sound that will have you ducking the pass rushers. The beer menu is terrific, and there's a Sunday $3 drink special. Though they don't have a kitchen, a wide selection of neighborhood restaurants deliver.
Sun., Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m., 2008