CSN researcher Rich Goldberg shares five stats you should know ahead of the Redskins' game against the Panthers on Sunday:
Meet the 2009 Patriots - The Redskins will play their 3rd undefeated opponent with a record of 4-0 or better in a span of 4 road games. We're talking the 4-0 Falcons (lost), 7-0 Patriots (lost) and 9-0 Panthers (Sunday). Coincidentally, the 2009 Patriots also played 3 unbeaten teams with a record of 4-0 or better on the road in a 4-game span. New England matched up against the 4-0 Broncos, 8-0 Colts, 10-0 Saints and lost them all.
Streaks galore - The Redskins have the longest active road losing streak at 8 games. The Panthers are tied with the Vikings for the longest active home winning streak at 7 games.
Quarterly profit - The first 6 games, Washington scored a total of 3 points with 13 first downs in the third quarter. The past 3 games, Washington's scored 24 points in the third quarter with 14 first downs.
Lights, "Cam", action - Cam Newton has 6 rushing touchdowns this season, more than 12 NFL teams. This includes the Redskins offense with 5 total rushing touchdowns (3 from Matt Jones, 2 from Kirk Cousins).
Double-edged sword - Kirk Cousins did not turn the ball over once against the Saints, but has never thrown 0 interceptions in 2 consecutive games. The Panthers are tied for the NFL lead with 14 interceptions and have forced an INT in 8 of 9 games this season.
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