Carolina Panthers: 3 Best Performances from Week 6 Loss vs. Redskins

Things didn’t get off to a good start for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Rookie wide receiver DJ Moore lost two fumbles in the opening quarter and the Panthers fell behind 17-0.

But Carolina rallied to within three points at 20-17 in the fourth quarter before falling just short. Despite driving into the red zone in the final minute, the Panthers were unable to score the go-ahead touchdown as they lost by a 23-17 score.

Nonetheless, the Panthers did have some positive things happen during Sunday’s contest. After initially falling behind, their defense was able to keep them in the game until the offense finally scored.

The offense also did some positive things, particularly in the second half. Carolina threw the ball much more than it typically does while playing from behind, and that resulted in running back Christian McCaffrey receiving significantly less carries. After averaging 82.3 yards the first four games, he finished with just 20 yards on eight carries against the Redskins.

In addition, a week after Graham Gano kicked a 63-yard field goal to lead the Panthers to a 33-31 win over the New York Giants, he missed his only extra-point attempt. One of Moore’s fumbles came on a punt return as well, so special teams didn’t exactly perform well either.

That sounds like a lot of negativity and the truth is that a loss is never the end goal. However, as I said, there were also some bright spots in the Panthers’ six-point road loss to the Redskins.

Here are the three best performances from Carolina’s Week 6 defeat.

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