The Washington Redskins attempt to keep their playoff hopes alive when they face Carolina on Monday night from Landover. The Panthers are 5-8 and basically playing for pride.
Carolina beat San Diego, 28-16 last week at home. Cam Newton struggled again, throwing for just 160 yards and a touchdown with a pick. The Panthers defense picked off Phillip Rivers three times and ended up with five takeaways and a safety.
Washington edged division rival Philadelphia on the road last week, 27-22. Quarterback Kirk Cousins has now thrown for 4,045 yards, good for third in the NFL. Running back Chris Thompson had the game-winning touchdown late in the contest to win it for the Skins.