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Stats and Superlatives: Rush defense gives up too much to Washington



  • The Panthers allowed 190 rushing yards to Washington. In six losses this season, Carolina has allowed an average of 163.0 rushing yards. In their five wins, that average is 56.4 yards.
  • Carolina went 3-of-12 (25.0 percent) on third and fourth down in the game and only converted five first downs by running. The Panthers are a combined 18-of-75 (24.0 percent) on third down in their six losses.
  • The Panthers totaled 297 net yards and averaged 6.1 yards per play, their highest per play average in a game this season. They only ran 49 offensive plays, their fewest this season.
  • The Panthers didn't turn the ball over and won the overall turnover battle, 1-0. It was the first time since Week 3 and the second time this year that the Panthers didn't commit a turnover.
  • Carolina's defense held Washington to three touchdowns on six red-zone trips, tying for their best red-zone defense percentage this season.


  • Quarterback Cam Newton threw for 189 yards on 21-of-27 passing with a passer rating of 120.5 while throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another. It was the first time he's had consecutive games with at least one rushing and passing touchdown since the end of the 2015 and start of the 2016 seasons.
  • Running back Christian McCaffrey had 119 scrimmage yards (59 rush, 60 receiving) on 10 carries and seven receptions. He became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 3,000 career rushing and receiving yards (57 games), breaking Alvin Kamara's record of 66 games. McCaffrey also passed Greg Olsen for fifth place in franchise history with 6,567 scrimmage yards.
  • DJ Moore had five catches for 50 yards and a touchdown, moving past Wesley Walls for fourth place all-time with 3,907 receiving yards.
  • Haason Reddick recorded a sack and tackle for loss, bringing him to 10.5 sacks on the season. He joins Kevin Greene (1996) and Julius Peppers (2002) as the only players with at least 10 sacks in their first seasons in Carolina.
  • Morgan Fox forced a fumble and Frankie Luvu made the recovery. It was the second time in as many weeks that Fox was involved in a fumble recovery in the first quarter. He recovered a fumble forced by Reddick on the Cardinals' opening drive in Week 10.

View photos from Sunday's Week 11 game between Carolina and Washington at Bank of America Stadium.

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