Welp, that just happened.
The Carolina Panthers jumped out to a dominating 14-0 start over Washington in the first quarter and we all thought this would be one of those games that was over by the end of the first half and we’d be celebrating a big win at home.
And then the Panthers completely shit the bed.
Washington scored 29 unanswered points to take a 29-14 lead and the Panthers looked more like the 2-9 team who couldn’t get out of their own way. Washington’s lackluster defensive line sacked Kyle Allen six times. Their ineffective running game rushed for 248 yards and three touchdowns. They simply outplayed the Panthers after Carolina’s second touchdown and didn’t look back.
The Panthers made it interesting in the fourth quarter by scoring a touchdown on a Kyle Allen scramble to pull within eight points, and they even recovered an onside kick. They followed that by driving all the way down to the Washington 1-yard line with first-and-goal, and then failed to score in spectacular fashion to lose 29-21 to a team that was 2-9 when the game started.
I honestly don’t know where the Panthers go from here, but it’s time to clean house. Ron Rivera simply has to be fired. There’s no way around it. The team isn’t going to win anything with him at the helm, and the Panthers need to tear down the cracking foundation and build a completely new house before they’re ready to be competitive again.
There are four games left this year, but the season is pretty much over. The Panthers are playing for pride at this point, and honestly it’s time for them to take a look at some younger players to prepare themselves for the 2020 draft in a few months.
We face a familiar foe next week when we visit the Atlanta Falcons, not that it matters. Not that anything really matters at this point...
I’m sure you’ve got some complaining to do, Panthers fans, so let’s hear it.
Final score: Carolina 21 Washington 29
Washington will kneel it out and win the game.
I don’t even know how to explain what just happened, but LOLOLOL.
The game is riding on this one play.
It’s fourth-and-goal after Allen almost throws an interception in the end zone.
Another run by CMC stuffed. Third-and-goal.
A run up the gut by CMC loses yards and it’s second-and-goal.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NORV?
Allen finds Moore to set up first-and-goal on the 1-yard line.
Two consecutive first downs put the Panthers near the red zone, and Rivera calls his first time out.
THE PANTHERS WENT WITH THE ONSIDE KICK AND JERMAINE CARTER RECOVERED IT!
Two minute warning: Carolina 21 Washington 29
TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS: Kyle Allen takes the snap before the two minute warning and scrambles for the score. The extra point is good. Carolina 21 Washington 29
The ball looks like it hit the ground, however, so the Panthers may have some life left.
LOL and Allen is picked off in the end zone. Welp.
It’s another first down on third-and-3 for the Panthers, but time is running out on them.
Hey, they picked up the first down!
The Panthers are going for it, not that it matters.
And just like that, it’s fourth-and-10.
It’s quickly third-and-10 for the Panthers. With 3:50 left in the game, this one’s all but over.
And Adrian Peterson walks into the end zone untouched. Wow. The extra point is good. Carolina 14 Washington 29
LOL Washington picked up a first down and are on the CAR 12-yard line. That’s what happened. Womp womp.
Big third down here for the defense. Let’s see what happens.
The Panthers offense has completely shit its pants since their second drive of the game. They deserve every bit of this loss if the score stands over the next 7-plus minutes.
And Washington hammers it in for the touchdown. The extra point is good. Carolina 14 Washington 22
Shaq Thompson just got embarrassed by Derrius Guice and it’s first-and-goal inside the 1-yard line.
Washington is currently averaging 7.9 yards per carry.
This game cannot end soon enough.
Kyle Allen has been sacked on two consecutive plays and now it’s third-and-23
End of third quarter: Panthers 14 Washington 15
Allen finds Ian Thomas for a big first down. He exists!
That punt traveled 79 yards and netted 59 yards after the touchback. Good lord.
DJ Moore lets the punt bounce and roll into the end zone for the touchback.
The defense is struggling in the second half. Fortunately Washington is helping them out by struggling on third down.
Greg Olsen is officially in the concussion protocol.
And the defense wastes the field position by giving up a 21-yard run to Adrian Peterson.
DeAndrew White downs the punt at the 2-yard line.
Allen tries to loft one to Moore but it’s broken up and it’s fourth down.
It’s third-and-5 and the Panthers really need a first down here.
Ryan Anderson has been ejected for his hit on Olsen.
Olsen went under the tent and is jogging to the locker room, so that’s good news.
Greg Olsen makes the catch and takes one hell of a shot to the head/neck area by the defender. He fumbled the ball and Washington recovered, but there’s a flag on the play that should be a 15-yard helmet-to-helmet penalty on Washington that will negate the turnover.
It’s quickly third-and-long after Allen has to abandon the pocket and avoid the sack.
And then Allen fumbled the snap lmaoooo. Fortunately the Panthers recovered it.
Hey, the Panthers picked up a first down!
Moore fields the punt inside his own 2-yard line and takes it back to around the 19-yard line.
Luckily Washington decided to stall on offense and give us the ball back.
Palardy’s punt is nearly blocked and Washington takes back over on offense.
And it’s fourth-and-9 after Allen has to leave the pocket and throw it away.
Terrible drop by Samuel there that would have been a first down. Instead it’s third-and-9.
And Hopkins is good from 33 yards out. Carolina 14 Washington 15
SACK: Gerald McCoy comes up big and forces a longer field goal attempt.
Big third down here inside the CAR 10. Hopefully the defense can hold Washington to a field goal attempt.
Washingotn’s No. 27 rushing offense has put up 123 yards so far today. Big yikes.
The defense is struggling right now, which is probably not good news.
McLaurin makes an impressive catch to deny Tre Boston an interception and pick up a first down.
The Panthers start the second half on defense.
Halftime: Carolina 14 Washington 12
After a meeting between Ron Rivera and the officials, the referee announces that the clock should not have stopped running when the kick was blocked and the half is over.
AND THE KICK IS BLOCKED!
Jeremy Sprinkle just committed pass interference in the end zone and turns a 40-yard field goal attempt into a 49-yard field goal attempt.
The good: Bruce Irvin just strip sacked Haskins.
The bad: There were no Panthers near the ball to recover it.
Washington is driving down the field at will right now. This is not going well for the Panthers.
Ross Cockrell just made a diving play to bat down the pass on second-and-1 but was called for pass interference. Oh well.
Two minute warning: Carolina 14 Washington 12
It’s fourth-and-forever and the Panthers will punt again. Washington has taken all of the momentum away.
And Allen is sacked on the very next play.
The Panthers pick up a much-needed first down thanks to Greg Olsen.
And they fail to convert after review rules the pass incomplete. The Panthers cling to a two point lead. Carolina 14 Washington 12
And Washington has scored a touchdown and will go for two to tie the game.
And Allen throws an interception that’s returned to the 1-yard line. First-and-goal for Washignton. Big yikes.
Alex Armah gets the carry to give the Panthers a bit more space. It’s second-and-8.
Washington’s punt team does a good job to down the ball at the 2-yard line. The Panthers will have to drive 98 yards if they want a touchdown here.
The defense does a good job to force a three-and-out and Washington will have to punt.
DeAndrew White gets hit with the 15-yard penalty. Washington starts at midfield.
And now the Panthers will get penalized for hitting the punt returner before the ball arrived. Yikes.
And a miscommunication between Allen and CMC means it’s fourth-and-14 and the Panthers will punt.
Allen goes deep but just overthrows Samuel for what would have been a long touchdown. It’s now third-and-14.
Allen backs into a sack on first down. It’s second-and-long.
Brian Burns is slow to get up after the play. Hopefully he’s alright.
And it’s now fourth down. Good series by the defense there.
Big chance for the defense to get off the field here on third-and-15.
SACK: Mario Addison and Stacy McGee meet at the quarterback to take him down.
Gerald McCoy is questionable to return with an ankle injury.
They can’t, so Michael Palardy is back out to punt.
It’s third-and-4. Hopefully the Panthers can pick up the first down.
The kick is good. Carolina 14 Washington 6
The defense holds Washington to another field goal attempt. This time from 42 yards.
It’s now third-and-10.
As expected, the call is correctly overturned and ruled as an incomplete pass. Good awareness by Cockrell, though.
It’s ruled an interception but there’s no way this should stand on replay. It’s either incomplete or the receiver is down by contact. Washington should keep the ball either way here.
TURNOVER: Ross Cockrell appears to have taken the ball away from the receiver.
They can’t. First down.
Big third down here for the defense. Let’s see if they can get off the field.
The pass rush is doing a pretty good job so far today putting pressure on Haskins.
Gerald McCoy is limping off the field after Washington’s first down play. That might be bad for the Panthers.
End of 1st quarter: Carolina 14 Washington 3
Aaaand Allen gets sacked. The Panthers will punt.
It’s now third-and-15 after a delay of game penalty on Kyle Allen.
Big third down for the offense here. Let’s see what happens.
The offense has worked their way out of their hole and are moving the ball well again.
The Panthers get hit with an illegal double-team block on the kick return and will start this drive deep inside their own territory. Alex Armah and DeAndrew White were the guilty players.
And the kick is good. Carolina 14 Washington 3
It’s fourth down after Haskins’ pass is incomplete. Washington will settle for a 25-yard field goal attempt.
Huge third down here for the defense.
Terry McLaurin hauls in a pass from Haskins in the end zone but he can’t get both feet down so it’s second-and-10.
The defense just got schooled by Derrius Guice on a huge gain and Washington now have first-and-10 on the CAR 11-yard line. Yikes.
TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS: Allen finds Moore WIDE OPEN in the end zone for the score. The extra point is good. Carolina 14 Washington 0
It’s quickly third-and-goal after two plays that lose yards.
Allen finds Samuel again for a big gain of 33 yards and the Panthers have it first-and-goal.
Allen finds Moore on second down to pick up the first, and the Panthers are already in Washington territory.
DJ Moore gets decent yardage on the punt return and the Panthers will have solid field position for their second drive.
The defense shuts down the screen play on third-and-18 to force Washington to punt from deep in their own territory.
Eric Reid picks up a sack on Dwayne Haskins on second-and-10. He came through the line untouched after juking Adrian Peterson.
TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS: Allen lofts one into the back of the end zone and Curtis Samuel comes down with it for the score. The extra point is good. Carolina 7 Washington 0
It’s quickly third-and-3 from the 4-yard line.
CMC is down to the 11-yard line after taking a screen pass and making several defenders look silly.
Christian McCaffrey’s first carry for the day is for another first down. The offense is moving the ball well so far.
Kyle Allen is cracked in the head after sliding by the defender and the Panthers get a free 15 yards added to the end of the play.
The first play of the game is a completion to Jarius Wright on play-action for a first down.
Washington won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. The Panthers will start on offense.
The Carolina Panthers return home after a brutal 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints to face a Washington team that is, quite frankly, not very good. The Panthers are 5-6 on the season, but Washington is currently 2-9. Of course, that didn’t matter the last time the Panthers faced a 2-win team when the Atlanta Falcons whipped them in their own house, but hopefully the results will be different this time as the Panthers desperately need a win to keep their 1-2 percent chance of making the playoffs alive.
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Game day information
What: Carolina Panthers vs Washington
When: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
TV: CBS; Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (Coverage map)
Streaming: FuboTV, CBS All Access (subscription only), Yahoo! Sports, Panthers mobile
Radio: Panthers radio (local); Mick Mixon, Jake Delhomme | Sirius 113, XM 384
Spanish Radio: Panthers radio (local); Jaime Moreno, Luis Moreno Jr
Weather: 65° / AM Rain / 14 mph SW wind / 90% rain (Complete forecast)
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