One-win Carolina takes care of Redskins 21-13
- (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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.
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