SPORTS

One-win Carolina takes care of Redskins 21-13

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Comment
Decrease Increase Text size

AND THAT'S A WRAP: Redskins fall to 3-6 at the bye week with 21-13 loss.

4th QUARTER: Panthers don't get a much needed first down. Will punt with 29 seconds left.

4th QUARTER: Redskins onside kick fails to convert. 

4th QUARTER: Weird drive, with two negated TDs, ends with one that is not. Royster runs in from the 2. Panthers 21-13.

4th QUARTER: Griffin runs for a would-be touchdown from the 3 but hold negates the score. Two-minute warning.

4th QUARTER: Justin Medlock misses 50-yard field-goal attempt. 4:22 left.

4th QUARTER: Redskins go for it on a fourth-and-10 from their 43. RG III promptly sacked. Fewer than six minutes left.

4th QUARTER: Panthers stall just past midfield. Punt. Fewer than eight minutes remaining.

4th QUARTER: No rally, here. Drive goes nowhere. Redskins punt.

4th QUARTER: Long pass play (82 yards to Edwards) sets up the Panthers, and Newton completes the deal with a TD run from the 1. Panthers 21-6.

RANDOM THOUGHT: As a former sports reporter, I miss the intimacy and the fan civility at RFK Stadium.

4th QUARTER: On a third-and-20 Griffin is incomplete. Redskins punt, ball downed inside Carolina's 10.

3rd QUARTER: Panthers growl then whimper. Punt. 

3rd QUARTER: Long drive stalls deep but Forbath kicks 25-yard field goal. Panthers 14-6.

3rd QUARTER: Panthers go three and out for first time in the game.

3rd QUARTER: A quick out for the Redskins on their first drive, aided by a catch ruled incomplete on replay. Punt.

NUMBERS AT THE BREAK: Griffin is 9 of 13 for 73 yards; Newton, 8 of 14 for 91 yards and a touchdown. Morris has been relatively in check with 54 yards.

HALFTIME: Redkins jog off the field to scattered FedEx boos.

INSIDE ONE MINUTE: Newton strike to Steve Smith for 19-yard scoring toss. Panthers 14-3.

2nd QUARTER: Griffin stuffed on a fourth-and-one from the Panthers 2. Erase a sure three points? Whatever. A little more than five minutes left until halftime. Still Panthers 7-3.

2nd QUARTER: Wait a minute. Redskins line to go for on fourth and three so Panthers call a timeout. Then Josh Morgan catches a short option toss for the first down.

2nd QUARTER: Redskins first drive ends a literal thud, followed by a punt. RG III hasn't been bad at all but so far, relatively mundane.

FAST FACT: Longtime Panthers PR chief Charlie Dayton also was the longtime Redskins PR chief during all three of Gibbs' Super Bowl wins.

1st QUARTER: Redskins defense, anyone? OK, well. . .DeAngelo Williams sprints around and down the right side for a 30-yard TD. Panthers 7-3.

1st QUARTER: Redskins do well to progress far from their 3 but ultimately settle for a 47-yard field goal by Kal Forbath. Redskins 3-0. 

1st QUARTER: Panthers move downfield in chunks on first possession but finally stall, punt, down the ball at the Redskins 2.

COIN TOSS: Redskins win, defer.

PREGAME: Sideline head Tony Siragusa: Panthers need to "stop the run and contain RG III." You think?

Welcome to ABC7's live blog of today's game between the Washington Redskins (3-5) and the visiting Carolina Panthers (1-6).

The writer is Skip Wood, who spent the better part of 15 years covering the NFL for USA TODAY.

Feel leave to leave comments either here or at the ABC7 Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/jvt9JE

Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.

Recommended For You
comments powered by Disqus