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Panthers vs. Redskins final score: 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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