Carolina 21, Washington 13

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 4, 2012
Location - FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Temperature - 50°
Head Official - Carl Cheffers
Attendance - 79767

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Carolina 7 7 0 7 21
Washington 3 0 3 7 13

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 2-6 1-3 1-3 W1
Washington 3-6 1-3 2-3 L3

Recap


Panthers 21, Redskins 13:
Cam Newton passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Carolina's defense held Washington rookie Robert Griffin III in check as the visiting Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak. 

DeAngelo Williams, who was rumored to be on the trading block leading up to Thursday's deadline, broke a 30-yard touchdown run to give Carolina (2-6) a 7-3 lead in the first quarter, and the Panthers didn't trail again. 

The Redskins (3-6) had a chance to close the gap or take the lead before halftime, but they passed up a short field goal and were stopped on fourth down. Carolina answered with a 98-yard touchdown drive - tied for the second-longest in team history - for a 14-3 halftime lead. 

Newton capped the long drive with a 19-yard touchdown strike to Steve Smith, and the second-year quarterback added a 1-yard touchdown run with 12:46 left to make it 21-6. Newton finished 13-of-23 for 201 yards and added 37 rushing yards on eight carries.

Washington's defense turned in its best performance of the season, allowing a season-low 330 total yards, but the offense was held to its third-lowest yardage total of the season (337) and did not find the end zone until Evan Royster's first career touchdown run from 2 yards with 1:34 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Washington RB Alfred Morris rushed for 76 yards on 13 carries. He leads all rookies with 793 rushing yards. … Griffin (529) and Morris became the first rookie quarterback-running back tandem to go over 500 rushing yards each in NFL history. … The Panthers improved to 8-9 under coach Ron Rivera when leading or tied in the fourth quarter. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Carolina   Washington
Jonathan Stewart Player Alfred Morris
10 Attempts 13
51 Yards 76
5.1 Avg Yards 5.8
0 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 18
Receiving
Carolina   Washington
Armanti Edwards Player Logan Paulsen
1 Receptions 5
82 Yards 59
82.0 Avg Yards 11.8
0 Touchdowns 0
82 Long 19

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Carolina 330 129 201 3 0 0 4.0 0
Washington 337 151 186 1 2 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Philadelphia . The Redskins have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Denver. The Panthers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.