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.
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.
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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.