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.