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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/23/2011

Redskins-Panthers: Fast facts for Washington’s Week 7 matchup

The Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers face each other today for the 10th time in the history of the franchises. Washington enters the game hoping to improve on its 7-2 record against Carolina.

Washington (3-2) is coming off of a 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles while the 1-5 Panthers hope to rebound from a 31-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Here are some things to watch for in this game:

The Redskins are trying to pull off a victory over an NFC South opponent for the first time since their Dec. 17, 2006 victory over the New Orleans Saints (16-10).

Kick returner Brandon Banks enters the game looking to add to his NFL-best 18 kickoff returns and league-leading kick return yardage (437).

Nose tackle Barry Cofield recorded his first sack of the season last week and has never posted sacks in back-to-back weeks in his six-year career.

Receiver Jabar Gaffney needs 32 receiving yards to reach the 5,000-yard mark for his career.

With an interception today, cornerback DeAngelo Hall would record picks in back-to-back games for the fifth time in his career. He did so last season, following up his four-interception outing against the Bears on Oct. 24 with a pick the following week against the Lions.

Receiver Santana Moss needs a touchdown catch to tie Ricky Sanders for seventh-most on the franchise’s all-time list with 35.

Moss needs 66 receiving yards to record 6,492 as a Redskin. That would tie Bobby Mitchell for fourth-most in team history.

Tight end Fred Davis’s 343 receiving yards this season ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL among tight ends.

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