Patrick McDermott

Panthers vs. Redskins: Washington offense falters in 21-13 loss to visiting Carolina

A late 2-yard touchdown run by Evan Royster was not enough to propel the Redskins past the Panthers in a 21-13 Washington loss to visiting Carolina on Sunday at FedEx Field.

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Garcon may be out for season

Pierre Garcon may see his season come to a close before he could make an impression for the Redskins.


NFL says Panthers shouldn't have been given TD

The Carolina Panthers were incorrectly awarded a touchdown in Week 9's matchup against the Washington Redskins.


Shanahan says he's not giving up on 2012

Mike Shanahan clarified his postgame comments Monday, saying he certainly has not given up on the 2012 season and will not make changes to his coaching staff during the team's bye week.


Griffin, Moss injured in loss to Carolina

Robert Griffin III and Santana Moss both were injured against the Carolina Panthers.


Redskins looking for answers after Carolina loss

Mike Shanahan billed Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers as a must win. After losing 21-13, what happens now?


Redskins 'lay egg' in loss to Panthers

In a crucial game against the Carolina Panthers, the Washington Redskins didn't show up and fell, 21-13.


Referee explains inadvertent whistle on TD

"We just felt when the whistle blew, that the player would have already scored a touchdown."


Williams rips Redskins' 'homecoming' celebration

The Panthers running back takes on the college mentality in firing himself up for Sunday's game.


Carolina bests Robert Griffin III, Washington

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown to lead the Panthers to a 21-13 upset win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Newton finished the day 13-of-23 for 201 yards and a passing touchdown. On the ground he rushed for 37 yards on eight carries.

Newton won the match-up of young quarterbacks. Robert Griffin III wasn't as sharp as his counterpart, completing 23-of-39 passes for 215 yards.

DeAngelo Williams led the Panthers on the ground with 37 yards and a touchdown. For Washington, Alfred Morris had 76 yards on 13 carries.

Newton extended Carolina's lead with a 1-yard touchdown run with 12:46 left in the game. The score put the Panthers up, 21-6.

The Redskins answered back in the final two minutes. Evan Royster rushed for a 2-yard touchdown to cut Carolina's lead to 21-13 with 1:28 left in the game.

Newton also had a passing touchdown in the second quarter. He found veteran Steve Smith for a 19-yard score. It gave Carolina a 14-3 lead with less than a minute left in the first half. Smith finished with three catches for 41 yards.

Despite the loss, Washington racked up more yards on offense. The Redskins finished with 337 yards, while Carolina had 330.

The win snapped Carolina's five-game losing streak. The Panthers haven't won a game since Sept. 16 against New Orleans at home.

The Redskins have lost three games in a row.

Fantasy studs and duds

Newton was solid, throwing for 201 yards and racking up two touchdowns -- one in the air and one on the ground. Williams also recorded a touchdown on the ground.

Griffin had a tough day. He completed 59 percent of his passes for 215 yards and no touchdowns.

Injury report

Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss left the game in the fourth quarter with a head injury.

Did they cover?

The Redskins were favored by three points, so they did not cover the spread.

What's next?

11/11 1 p.m. ET: Carolina vs. Denver
11/18 1 p.m. ET: Washington vs. Philadelphia

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Panthers lead 'Skins, 14-6, after 3 quarters

A Redskins field goal cut into the Panthers' lead going into the fourth quarter.


Panthers lead Redskins, 14-3, at halftime

The Panthers and Cam Newton lead the Redskins, 14-3, at halftime Sunday.


Panthers lead Redskins after 1st quarter

The Panthers lead the Redskins, 7-3, after the first quarter.


Redskins vs. Panthers inactives

The Washington Redskins will take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field with plenty at stake.

The list of inactives for the Week 9 contest are out, and they're as follows:

Redskins: QB Rex Grossman, S Brandon Meriweather, DB Richard Crawford, G Adam Gettis, WR Pierre Garcon, OL Maurice Hurt, DE Doug Worthington.

Panthers: QB Jimmy Clausen, WR Brandon LaFell, WR Joe Adams, DB Ron Parker, DB D.J. Campbell, LB Antwan Applewhite, DE Thomas Keiser.

The biggest names on the list for Washington are Garcon and Meriweather, who continue to battle back from injury. The loss of Garcon especially hurts, considering the lack of depth the Redskins have at wide receiver.

For Carolina, LaFell is really the only impact player who's on the list. Cam Newton could use all the targets he can get right now, with his team only holding one win on the season.

Washington is in the hunt for a playoff spot, despite struggling lately against the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.


Redskins host struggling Panthers on Sunday

The Redskins will try to end their two-game losing skid when they host Cam Newton and the struggling Panthers on Sunday.


Garcon, Meriweather out; Riley questionable

The Washington Redskins have released Friday's injury report.


Redskins injury report: Meriweather doubtful

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was limited in Wednesday's practice and remains doubtful for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.


Newton: I voted for RGIII to win Heisman

The Panthers quarterback clearly has some admiration for his successor as the Heisman Trophy winner.


Hall tells his side, assigns some blame to ref

DeAngelo Hall says that a referee should share equal blame for a heated argument that resulted in the cornerback's ejection in Week 8.


Brandon Meriweather aims for Sunday

Brandon Meriweather is hoping to make his Redskins debut against the Carolina Panthers.

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