Washington 27, Panthers 21: Instant reaction as Carolina, Cam Newton falter late

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The Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton accounted for three touchdowns, but it was Washington that played the better overall game Sundayand edged Carolina, 27-21, in Bank of America Stadium. Carolina (5-6) now hasn’t won a home game in more than two months. The Panthers’ vaunted defense let the team down too often in this one. No. 2 in the NFL in total yardage allowed coming in, the Panther D gave up three touchdown passes to Taylor Heinicke and couldn’t generate enough consistent pressure. Although Newton succeeded in spectacular fashion for much of the afternoon, he couldn’t in the…

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