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Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Panthers


Playing against each other for the second consecutive season, the Redskins and Panthers will face off in Week 15 action with Washington looking to solidify potential playoff plans.

Back to primetime the Washington Redskins will go next week, as the team will return to FedExField following a three-game road swing to take on the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football.

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Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and will be televised to a national audience on ESPN.

The Redskins enter the matchup with a 7-5-1 record following Sunday's 27-22 victory Philadelphia Eagles.

While the Panthers haven't had nearly the same success they experienced last season when they rolled to a 15-1 record and their second trip to the Super Bowl, Carolina is still led by reigning NFL MVP and 2011 No. 1-overall pick Cam Newton.

For his career, the Auburn product has passed for more than 21,000 yards along with rushing for more than 3,500 yards.

So far this season in 12 appearances with 11 starts, Newton has passed for 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions with an additional five rushing touchdowns.

Behind Newton at the running back position is ninth-year veteran Jonathan Stewart (577 yards) along with fullback Mike Tolbert among others.

Newton's two favorite targets this season have been wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen.

Benjamin has rebounded from an entire 2015 season wiped away due to injury, as the third-year Florida State product leads the team in touchdown receptions (five) while hauling in more than 50 receptions.

As for Olsen, he's well on his way to a third consecutive 1,000-yard season with the Panthers and could potential set a new career-high in receptions this year.

Defensively, the Panthers have been paced by linebacker Luke Kuechly with 102 tackles despite missing the last two games with a concussion. Mario Addison, meanwhile, leads the team in sacks with 6.5.

Carolina, however, has struggled to stop the pass this year after unexpectedly revoking Josh Norman's franchise tag despite the cornerback coming off an All-Pro season.

Through Week 13 action, the Panthers had given up the sixth-most passing touchdowns (22) and were 30th in passing yards against.

Monday's game will mark the 13th time the two teams have faced each other and the first since the 2012 season.

Washington holds a 7-5 edge in the games played, winning the first six matchups between these two teams. Their most recent victory came on Nov. 26, 2006, by a final of 17-13.

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