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October 23, 2011

First quarter blog: Panthers 3, Redskins 0

The Panthers blew a couple of great scoring chances in the opening quarter, but still led 3-0 on the strength of a 20-yard field goal by Olindo Mare.

The lead could have been bigger.

On their first drive, the Panthers drove to the Redskins' 2-yard line, where they had second-and-goal. But a false-start penalty on TE Greg Olsen and a slip by Cam Newton resulted in third down from the 8.

Newton dropped back to pass, couldn't find an open receiver and tried unsuccessfully to leap into the end zone from the 3-yard line.

The Panthers got a short field on their next possession when Antwan Applewhite sacked and stripped Washington QB John Beck. The Panthers took over near midfield, but went three-and-out.

The Redskins were driving as the quarter ended, helped by a personal foul penalty on Panthers LB Thomas Williams.

Posted by Observer Sports on October 23, 2011 at 01:45 PM | Permalink


Currently, the Panthers are leading in every category. However, the defense will find a way to lose the game as always.

Posted by: kodi | Oct 23, 2011 1:54:19 PM

Thomas Williams is running neck and neck w/ Jarret as worst-ever pick from USC. He's well on his way to losing this game single-handedly w/ stupid penalties and needs to take a seat (perhaps on a one-way flight out of town). Not that the team in general is playing w/ a whole lot of discipline. Penalties and costly mistakes abound. Coach Rivera: Disciplined play (or lack therof) is YOUR responsibiity!

Posted by: SandLapper | Oct 23, 2011 2:04:46 PM

Well, SL, outside of the fact that he, you know, wasn't picked, you're SO right!

Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 23, 2011 2:39:53 PM

Lets face it. We have a QB who cannot throw the ball and connect with receivers. If he ever does connect he is too high, too low.

Posted by: Jim | Oct 23, 2011 3:02:56 PM

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