Panthers vs Redskins: The Washington Redskins (2-2) are back in action on Sunday when the Carolina Panthers (3-1) come to town in a pivotal early-season matchup for the Redskins. Washington, coming off a Week 4 bye, traveled to New Orleans on Monday night and were manhandled by the Saints, 43-19, in a game that was never close.
TV and Live Stream Info
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Landover, MD
Stadium: FedEx Field
TV Info: FOX
Live Stream: FuboTV
Quarterback Alex Smith was dreadful, missing open receivers all night and appeared hesitant in the pocket after getting hit early in the game. Washington rushed for just 39 yards on Monday night as Adrian Peterson finished with just six yards on four attempts.
The Panthers are coming off perhaps the most thrilling finish to a game in thus far in the 2018 regular season. As the New York Giants scored a late touchdown to take a 31-30 lead on the Panthers, quarterback Cam Newton led Carolina down the field for a desperation field-goal attempt by kicker Graham Gano. A former Redskin, Gano connected from 63 yards out as time expired to give Carolina a massive win to keep pace in the ultra-competitive NFC.
Washington, which has two impressive wins sandwiched by two ugly losses, really needs this game. The Redskins can ill-afford to fall to 2-3 on the young season by losing another game against a fellow playoff hopeful. A loss would also be Washington’s second home loss of the season.
After 15 days off, head coach Jay Gruden’s team didn’t look prepared in the ugly loss to New Orleans. After suffering a few injuries, Gruden didn’t have a full practice on Wednesday, instead opting for a walkthrough.