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Week 9: Panthers at Redskins

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Blaza, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

    Apr 17, 2009
    Facing a must win situation to even have a sniff at a playoff run, the Carolina Panthers responded well with a 38-19 road victory over the Washington Redskins. This game featured two of the most touted young signal callers in the game and the QBs did not disappoint. Robert Griffin put his team on his back, going 22-31 for an impressive 338 yards. He added a score and an interception, but struggled in the pocket at times, taking 6 sacks--some which may have been due to holding onto the ball a bit too long. His counterpart, Cam Newton was an efficient 14-19 for 327 yards. The difference was that Newton was only sacked once and connected for 4 TDs alongside no interceptions.​
    Defensively, the Panthers had one of their better games. Captain Jon Beason led the effort with a 10 tackle performance and All-Pro nominated Chris Gamble chipped in with another interception giving him 6 on the year. The Panther gameplan was to keep Griffin in the pocket, and although he did scamper out for 40+ yards, he was never quite able to bust the big play. Carolina did a great job with their fits in the running game, holding Tim Hightower to 42 yards on 17 carries. Conversely, Carolinas two headed scheme of Stewart and Williams went for 41 yards on 10 carries and 73 yards on 6 carries, respectively.​
    Sitting at 4-4, the Panthers face a huge test at home against the streaking Denver Broncos in week 10. With rematches against all of their division foes remaining, a win in this one could really help to turn the season around.​


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