REGULAR SEASON WEEK 6 WASHINGTON REDSKINS (2-2) VS. CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-1)
Sunday, Oct. 14 | 1:00 p.m. ET
FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.
The Redskins will return home in Week 6 when the team plays host to the Carolina Panthers at FedExField. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
The Redskins closed the fi rst quarter of their schedule with a 2-2 record and will look to extend some of their success on defense after forcing a turnover in eight consecutive games.
Washington's active streak of forcing a turnover currently ranks third in the NFL. The highlight of Sunday's game will feature the Redskins’ annual Breast Cancer Awareness initiative, which kicks off the team’s awareness efforts throughout the entire month of October.
Fans attending the Oct. 14 game will be welcomed by Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Dan Snyder, and hundreds of Zeta Tau Alpha members distributing THINK-PINK!® ribbons and breast cancer awareness educational materials.
WOW and Mrs. Snyder will also welcome the Redskins Charitable Foundation’s All-Stars, 30 women currently battling breast cancer, along with WOW members and breast cancer survivors, in a special pink-themed pregame party.
SERIES HISTORY: Redskins lead all-time regular season series, 7-6
Last meeting: Dec. 19, 2016 (26-15, CAR)
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The Carolina Panthers enter FedEx Field with a 3-1 record at their quarter mark of season. Head coach Ron Rivera is back for his eighth season as leader of the Panthers, and owns a career record of 67-48-1 over 116 games.
Veteran quarterback Cam Newton returns to lead the Panthers who look to return to the postseason for the second straight season. Newton is 85-for-130 for 883 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions this year.
Running back Christian McCaffrey leads a potent and diverse rushing attack for Carolina this season. McCaffrey leads the team with 329 yards rushing on 63 attempts, but is joined by quarterback Cam Newton with 165 yards rushing and three touchdowns, and backup C.J. Anderson who has tallied 16 attempts for 84 yards this season.
The Panthers receiving corps is also diverse, with McCaffrey leading the team in receptions with 27 for 192 yards and a touchdown. Devin Funchess has recorded the most yards with 238 on 18 receptions for one touchdown. Jarius Wright and D.J. Moore are also over 100 yards on the season with a touchdown each.
Carolina’s defense features one of the most prominent defensive players in the league in linebacker Luke Kuechly. The five time Pro Bowler was the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year and leads the team with 29 total tackles, one interception and a sack. Joining him in the front seven is the talented Shaq Thompson, who has added 22 tackles of his own and a sack.
In the secondary, rookie Donte Jackson is making an early impression with 25 tackles, three interceptions and a force fumble. Safety Mike Adams has tallied two early interceptions as well, along with 20 total tackles.
Veteran kicker Graham Gano is off to a perfect start this season, going 11-for-11 on PAT’s and 7-for-7 on field goals. One of those field goals was a career long, game winning, 62 yard field goal last weekend against the New York Giants.
Sunday's game between the Redskins and Panthers will mark the 14th meeting between the two teams all-time. The series dates back to the teams' first meeting on Dec. 24, 1995, when the Redskins defeated the first-year Panthers, 20-17, in the season finale at RFK Stadium.
The Redskins won each of the first six meetings and hold a 7-6 lead in the all-time series, but Carolina has won each of the teams' last five meetings since 2009. A win on would give the Redskins their first victory against the Panthers since Nov. 26, 2006.
Included below are the 13 previous games contested between the Redskins and Panthers:
Date Game Result
- 12/24/1995 vs. Carolina 20-17 W
- 8/31/1997 at Carolina 24-10 W
- 12/13/1998 at Carolina 28-25 W
- 10/3/1999 vs. Carolina 38-36 W
- 9/3/2000 vs. Carolina 20-17 W
- 10/21/2001 vs. Carolina 17-14 (OT) W
- 11/16/2003 at Carolina 20-17 L
- 11/26/2006 vs. Carolina 17-13 W
- 10/11/2009 at Carolina 20-17 L
- 10/23/2011 at Carolina 33-20 L
- 11/4/2012 vs. Carolina 21-13 L
- 11/22/2015 at Carolina 44-16 L
- 12/19/2016 vs. Carolina 26-15 L
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NOTABLE REDSKINS/PANTHER CONNECTIONS
Former Panthers on Redskins:
- CB Josh Norman (2012-15)
- LS Nick Sundberg (2009 offseason)
Former Redskins on Panthers:
- Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner (1994-00)
- K Graham Gano (2009-11)
Redskins from the Carolinas:
- Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan (Henderson, N.C.)
- CB Adonis Alexander (Charlotte, N.C.)
- WR Jamison Crowder (Monroe, N.C.)
- WR Maurice Harris (Greensboro, N.C.)
- CB Josh Norman (Greenwood, S.C.)
- WR Brian Quick (Columbia, S.C.)
- S D.J. Swearinger Sr. (Greenwood, S.C.)
Panthers from the Washington D.C. area:
- LB Jermaine Carter (Washington, D.C.)
- WR Torrey Smith (Falmouth, Va.)
- TE Ian Thomas (Baltimore, Md.)
Redskins who went to college in the Carolinas:
- Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan (North Carolina)
- Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (Catawba College)
- LB Zach Brown (North Carolina)
- WR Jamison Crowder (Duke)
- CB Josh Norman (Coastal Carolina)
- WR Brian Quick (Appalachian State)
Panthers who went to college in the Washington, D.C. area:
- LB Jermaine Carter (Maryland)
- QB Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion)
- WR D.J. Moore (Maryland)
- WR Torrey Smith (Maryland)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Head Coach Jay Gruden (2011-13) worked for the Cincinnati Bengals when Panthers Assistant Offensive Line Coach Travelle Wharton (OL-Player, 12) played there. Gruden served as Offensive Coordinator.
- Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (2008-11), Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (09-12), Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (07-13) and Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator Kevin O'Connell (QB-Player, 09-11) and Panthers Assistant Wide Receivers Coach Jerricho Cotchery (WR-Player, 04-10) and Wide Receivers Coach Lance Taylor (10-12) were all members of the New York Jets. Callahan served as Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line, Cavanaugh as Quarterbacks Coach, Kotwica as Quality Control Coach (07-08)/Assistant Special Teams Coach (09-12) and Taylor as Coaching Intern (10)/Offensive Quality Control Coach (11)/Assistant Tight Ends/Quality Control Coach (12).
- Cavanaugh (1997-98) worked with Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera (97-98) for the Chicago Bears. Cavanaugh served as Offensive Coordinator and Rivera as Defensive Quality Control Coach.
- Cavanaugh also worked for the Bears (2013-14) when Panthers CB Julius Peppers (10-13) played on the team. Cavanaugh served as Quarterbacks Coach.
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2007-10), Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (07-15), TE Vernon Davis (06-15) and QB Alex Smith (05-12) and Panthers Tight Ends Coach Pete Hoener (05-10) were all members of the San Francisco 49ers. Manusky served as Defensive Coordinator, Tomsula as Defensive Line Coach and Hoener as Tight Ends Coach.
- Davis and Smith also played on the 49ers when Panthers Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner worked there in 2006. Panthers S Mike Adams also played there from 2004-06. Turner served as Offensive Coordinator.
- Davis and Smith also played on the 49ers with Panthers S Colin Jones when he was on the team in 2011.
- Davis also played with Panthers S Eric Reid (13-17) and WR Torrey Smith (15-16) on the 49ers. Kevin O'Connell worked there in 2016 and served as Special Projects Coach.
- QB Colt McCoy (2013) also played with Panthers Eric Reid on the 49ers.
- O'Connell (QB-Player, 2012) played for the San Diego Chargers when Panthers Norv Turner (09-12) worked there. Turner served as Head Coach.
- Manusky (2011) worked with Panthers Norv Turner (07-12) for the San Diego Chargers. Manusky served as Defensive Coordinator and Turner as Head Coach.
- Manusky (2012-15) worked for the Indianapolis Colts when Panthers S Mike Adams (14-16) played there. Manusky served as Defensive Coordinator.
- Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray (2004-05) worked with Panthers Ron Rivera (04-06) and Pete Hoener (04) for the Chicago Bears. Gray served as Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, Rivera as Defensive Coordinator and Hoener as Offensive Line Coach.
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Phil Rauscher (2015-17) worked for the Denver Broncos when RB Kapri Bibbs (14-16), TE Vernon Davis (15) and Panthers RB C.J. Anderson (13-17) all played there. Rauscher served as Offensive Assistant (15-16)/Assistant to Head Coach (17).
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews worked with Panthers Norv Turner and Quarterbacks Coach Scott Turner for the Cleveland Browns in 2013. G Shawn Lauvao was on the team from 2010-13. Matthews served as a Defensive Coaching Intern, Norv Turner as Offensive Coordinator and Scott Turner as Wide Receivers Coach.
Pro Player Connections:
- Lauvao and QB Colt McCoy (10-12) played with Panthers S Mike Adams (07-11) and LB Ben Jacobs (11) on the Browns.
- OL Tony Bergstrom (2016) played with Panthers T Chris Clark (15-17) on the Houston Texans.
- LB Zach Brown (2012-15) played on the Tennessee Titans when Panthers Running Backs Coach Jim Skipper (11-12) worked there. Skipper served as Running Backs Coach.
- WR Michael Floyd (2017) played with Panthers WR Jarius Wright (12-17) on the Minnesota Vikings.
- DL Ziggy Hood (2009-13) played with Panthers Assistant Wide Receivers Coach Jerricho Cotchery (WR-Player, 11-13) on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- LB Pernell McPhee played with Panthers WR Torrey Smith on the Baltimore Ravens from 2011-14.
- RB Adrian Peterson (07-16) played on the Minnesota Vikings when Panthers QB Taylor Heinicke (15-16), CB Captain Munnerlyn (14-16), WR Jarius Wright (12-17), Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner (14-16), Assistant Special Teams Coach Heath Farwell (LB-Player, 05-10), Assistant Secondary/Cornerbacks Coach Jeff Imamura (06-13) and Quarterbacks Coach Scott Turner (14-16) were all members of the team. Norv Turner served as Offensive Coordinator, Imamura served as Defensive Assistant/Assistant Linebackers Coach (06-11)/Assistant Secondary/Safeties Coach (12-13) and Scott Turner as Quarterbacks Coach.
- WR Brian Quick (2012-16) played on the St. Louis/LA Rams when Panthers Jeff Imamura (15-16) worked there. Imamura served as a Defensive Assistant Coach.
- WR Paul Richardson Jr. (2014-17) played on the Seattle Seahawks when Panthers Heath Farwell (LB-Player, 11-14, 16-17) played and worked there. Farwell served as Coaching Assistant (16)/Assistant Special Teams Coach (17).
- QB Alex Smith (2013-17) played with Panthers DT Dontari Poe (12-16) on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Notable Collegiate Connections:
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (2005-08) worked with Panthers Quarterbacks Coach Scott Turner (2008-10) at Pitt. Cavanaugh served as Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach and Turner as an Offensive Assistant Coach.
- Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray (2006-15) worked with Panthers Offensive Quality Control Coach Drew Terrell (14) at Virginia Tech. CB Greg Stroman played there from 2014-17. Gray served as Defensive Secondary/Pass Game Coordinator and Terrell as a Graduate Assistant.
- Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator Kevin O’Connell (QB-Player, 2004-07) played with Panthers Assistant Special Teams Coach Heath Farwell (LB-Player, 01-04) at San Diego State.
- Offensive Quality Control Coach Chris O'Hara (2011-13) worked at Miami when Panthers CB Corn Elder (13-16) played there. O'Hara served as a Graduate Assistant.
- Assistant Defensive Backs Coach James Rowe (2015) worked at Florida when Panthers DE Bryan Cox Jr. (2013-16) played there. Rowe served as a Graduate Assistant.
- DL Caleb Brantley (14-16) and CB Quinton Dunbar (11-14) also played with Bryan Cox Jr. at Florida.
- S Troy Apke played with Panthers G Brendan Mahon at Penn State from 2014-17.
- OL Tony Bergstrom (2008-12) played with Panthers LB Jared Norris (12-15) at Utah.
- WR Maurice Harris (2012-15) played with Panthers Defensive Quality Control Coach Vincent Rivera (WR/RB-Player, 14-16) and RB C.J. Anderson (11-12) at California.
- LB Ryan Kerrigan (2007-10) played with Panthers DT Kawann Short (2009-12) at Purdue.
- G Shawn Lauvao (2006-09) played at Arizona State when Panthers Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe Kenn (01-07) worked there. Kenn served as Head Coach of Sports Performance.
- LB Pernell McPhee (2007-10) played with Panthers DT Kyle Love (06-09) at Mississippi State.
- WR Brian Quick (2007-11) played at Appalachian State when Panthers Wide Receivers Coach Lance Taylor (09) worked there. Taylor served as Wide Receivers Coach.
- S D.J. Swearinger Sr. (2009-12) played with Panthers WR Demiere Byrd (11-15) at South Carolina.
- LB Zach Vigil (2010-14) played with Panthers C Tyler Larsen (10-13) at Utah State.