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Wake Up Washington 12/28: What The Panthers Game Means For Week 17

The Washington Football Team offense during its game against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 27, 2020. (Amanda Bowen/NFL)

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Football Team on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.

All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Football Team.

-- The Washington Post's Scott Allen provides four takeaways from Washington's loss to the Panthers.

-- The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga writes about the blame for Sunday's loss going beyond Dwayne Haskins.

-- The Washington Post's Les Carpenter analyzes Dwayne Haskins' performance against the Panthers.

-- The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala recaps Washington's Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

-- The Washington Post's Sam Fortier details Taylor Heinicke "bizarre" road to Washington.

-- The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala provides health updates for some of Washington's biggest offensive playmakers.

-- ESPN's John Keim writes about Dwayne Haskins' future in Washington.

-- NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay writes about the good news that came from Dwayne Haskins' poor performance.

-- NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay also explains why Washington abandoned the run.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux looks at what would happen if Alex Smith cannot play in Week 17.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Ryan Homler recaps Dwayne Haskins' comments after his performance against the Panthers.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Kevin Brown writes about the NFC East being a three-team race entering Week 17.

-- The Athletic's Rhiannon Walker recaps Washington's disappointing result against the Panthers. (Subscription)

-- The Athletic's David Aldridge writes that one QB or another, Washington's pinballing season is still in its hands. (Subscription)

Check out photos of the Washington Football Team during its Week 16 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. (Photos courtesy of Amanda Bowen/NFL, Emilee Fails/Washington Football Team and Elijah Griffin Sr./Washington Football)

-- The Athletic's Ben Standig writes that Washington still controls its own destiny in the NFC East. (Subscription)

-- The Richmond Times Dispatch's Michael Phillips lays out the Week 17 scenarios for the NFC East title race. (Subscription)

-- The Richmond Times Dispatch's Michael Phillips also writes about Taylor Heinicke's professors at ODU being OK with him skipping finals to be an NFL quarterback. (Subscription)

-- USA Today's Mike Jones recaps Dwayne Haskins' performance.

-- 106.7 The Fan's Ben Krimmel wonders why Ron Rivera did not go to Taylor Heinicke sooner.

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