I don't know what is going on with this team. They have played the worst of the worst teams so far this year (other than the Giants) and are 2-3 with their 2 Ws as gifts. They now sit at the bottom of the NFC East and expect them to stay there. The Redskins still have 2 games against the Eagles, 2 against the Cowboys and another game against the Giants, not to mention having to play the Broncos and the Saints.
The first score by the Redskins was handed to them on a platter. The Panthers fumbled on their first carry at the 12 yard line and RB Clinton Portis runs in for a TD 7-0 Redskins in only a minute played in the game. The defence played very well for most of the game, keeping the Panthers out of the end zone at 4th and goal and due to a rule I didn't know about, a potential TD was nullified due to a fumble then recovery by another Panther player at the 1 yard line, which gave the Skins the ball at their own 1 yard line. The Redskins then attempted to get some breathing room but RB Clinton Portis was tackled in the end zone for a safety. 7-2 Redskins. The Redskins get another scoring opportunity but only manage a FG. 10-2 Redskins into the half.
In the 3rd quarter, D'Angelo Hall intercepts and runs all the way to the 1 yard line. RB Clinton Portis then runs in another TD of the game to increase the lead to 17-2. The Panthers answer right back with a TD to bring the score to 17-9. In the 4th quarter, which the Redskins used to play the better game in, the Panthers get a FG, 17-12 and then on a punt by the Panthers, Byron Westbrook is pushed into Antwaan Randel El and the ball hits Westbrook's foot, and the Panthers get the ball within 10 yards of the end zone. Jim Zorn challenges and loses a much needed Time Out and the Panthers score another TD, go for the 2 point conversion, get it and take the lead 20-17.
If the defence could only hold up Carolina from getting a 1st down, the Redskins would have a minute to try and tie or win the game, but the D allows Delhomme to run for a 1st down and the clock runs out because they still have timeouts left.
Redskins lose again and give another winless team their first win. Yikes.
A. Randle El
About the Author
Written by Mercedes Green
I lived in Greene County Virginia for about 5 years of my childhood. This span of time was enough to imprint the love of the Washington Redskins (and hate of the Dallas Cowboys) into my life forever, even though I am Canadian and still live in Canada. I am in no way an expert on sports, football, or even the Redskins, but I do absolutely adore them, their fans and their home state(s). My favourite Redskin is and will always be Darrell Green (not because we share the same last name lol). I've adored Chris Cooley since he joined the team from the 2004 draft and love London Fletcher. Hail to the Redskins! See you October 30th in my home town of Toronto.