CHARLOTTE - Don't look now but the Redskins are on a two-game win streak and are the hottest team in the NFC East.
Despite a terrible start to the game and a quick 14-0 deficit, the Redskins bounced back and rolled off an impressive in over the Carolina Panthers. Second-year running back Derrius Guice was very impressive, rushing for 129 yards and two touchdowns. The 129 yards marked Guice's first time over 100 yards as a professional. Adrian Peterson chipped in with 99 yards and a touchdown as well.
Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins wasn't overly impressive but showed good mobility throughout the game and did not turn the ball over. For the first time in a long time, Redskins fans should be optimistic about the youth on offense. Guice and Haskins, as well as young receivers like Kelvin Harmon, Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims, all look like good players.
Defensively the Redskins stifled the Panthers. The team sacked Carolina QB Kyle Allen six times and held all-world running back Christian McCaffrey to one of his lowest yardage totals of the season.
Early in the game, it looked like the Panthers might run away with the contest. Carolina scored touchdowns on their first two possessions of the game and the Redskins offense looked listless.
Things changed after that.
This was by far the Redskins most impressive outing of the season, both in bouncing back and in finally showing signs of an explosive run-based offense.
For this week, even at 3-9, Redskins fans can smile.
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