NFL Capsule: Panthers at Redskins

NFL Capsule: Panthers at Redskins
November 1, 2012, 3:52 pm
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CAROLINA (1-6) At WASHINGTON (3-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Washington by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 3-4; Washington 4-4

SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 7-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 30; Redskins No. 18

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Redskins 33-20, Oct. 23, 2011

LAST WEEK - Panthers lost to Bears 23-22; Redskins lost to Steelers 27-12

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (13), PASS (17)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (20), PASS (15)

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (2), PASS (20)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (10), PASS (32)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game features last two Heisman Trophy winners: Carolina's Cam Newton (2010) from Auburn and Washington's Robert Griffin III (2011) from Baylor. ... Newton had 256 yards passing and two touchdowns (one rushing, one passing) in win over Redskins last year. ... Carolina has lost five straight, last four by combined 12 points. ... Panthers K Justin Medlock has made all seven field goal attempts this season, including 5 for 5 last week. Only Buffalo (5) has attempted fewer field goals. ... Carolina rookie LB Luke Kuechly leads team in tackles, while DE Frank Alexander tied for second among NFC rookies with 2 1/2 sacks. ... These are NFL's two top teams on first down, with Panthers averaging 6.69 yards and Redskins 6.52. ... Washington leads NFL with eight fourth-down conversions in nine attempts. Carolina has yet to allow a fourth-down conversion; opponents 0 for 2. ... Washington tied for first in NFL in yards per play (6.2). ... Redskins have 1,330 yards rushing at season's midpoint, second most for franchise through eight games since 1970. ... Griffin leads NFL rookies with 66.8 completion percentage and 97.3 rating. He leads all QBs with 476 yards rushing six touchdowns. ... Washington RB Alfred Morris ranks third in NFL with 717 yards rushing, tops among rookies. ... Teams have been first-and-goal 20 times this year vs. Redskins, most in league. Results: 14 TDs, three FGs, three no scores. ... Washington NFL's most penalized team, with 62 infractions for 552 yards. ... Redskins will be wearing throwback uniforms based on their 1937 NFL championship team, complete with modern helmets designed to resemble their leather predecessors.

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