Panthers Defense Shuts Down Griffin and the Redskins in Must-Win Game

Matthew Brown@mlb923Correspondent INovember 4, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 04:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins warms up before a game against the Carolina Panthers at FedExField on November 4, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Carolina won just their second game of the season on the back of an impressive defensive effort and a sound offensive gameplan that proved more than enough to put the Redskins defense on their heels and out of the game.

Griffin was sacked four times, and harassed on a number of other occasions.

The Redskins offense looked out of sync for most of the game, and there was no effort to adjust the approach as the game progressed. Morris didn't factor into the game for the final 25 minutes of the game, and it forced Griffin to make all of the plays himself.

One player can't win the game, and the Redskins are learning that the hard way. The Panthers shrugged off their struggles with this win, and they proved to be the better team today.

Final Score: Redskins 13, Panthers 21