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Redskins vs. Panthers: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Redskins vs. Panthers: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Redskins needed a win in the worst way in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers.

After a dreadful performance in primetime last week, Washington entered FedEx Field looking for a bounceback performance and a win to push them to 3-2. 

With Jamison Crowder and Chris Thompson inactive against the Panthers, the Redskins will need everyone to step up. That's what happened, as the offense, defense and special teams stepped up and held on en route to a 23-17 win, putting the Redskins in first place in the NFC East.

Here is what Rich Tandler saw on Sunday.

Note that this post is updated after every quarter, come back and refresh the page to get the latest. 

Redskins vs. Panthers: Good, Bad, & Ugly

FIRST QUARTER:

GOOD: The Redskins got a good break after they went three and out on their first possession. Sean Dion Hamilton and Zach Vigil forced a fumble and Jeremy Sprinkle recovered at the Panthers 22. On the next play,

Vernon Davis was wide open for a 22-yard touchdown.

BAD: The Washington rushing defense needed some time to dig in. Christian McCaffrey bolted for runs of nine and eight yards on his first two carries and Cam Newton gained four on his first carry.

UGLY: Cam Newton’s passing early in the first quarter. He held on to the ball for too long and his pass attempts didn’t give his receivers a chance. He was heating up as the first quarter ended.

SECOND QUARTER:

GOOD: Apparently Josh Norman had to hit rock bottom to rebound. In the second quarter, he got his first interception in 19 games.

Later on, he punched the ball out of D.J. Moore’s arm and Mason Foster made the recovery. The second one led to a Redskins field goal to give the home team a 17-0 lead.

BAD: The Redskins defense after they scored on the field goal. Cam Newton was finding wide open receivers wherever he wanted to go. He also took off up the middle for a 13-yard run. The Panthers kept on going until they got into the end zone on a 22-yard pass from Newton to Devin Funchess.

UGLY:: Newton’s pass that Norman intercepted. It was an ugly, dead duck from the moment it left his hand.

THIRD QUARTER:

GOOD: Not much for the home team, other than the fact that they held on to their lead at 17-9 at the end of the third quarter.

BAD: The Redskins didn’t do much defensively to bail out their coach after he went for it on fourth down and failed. They gave Newton wide-open targets and the let Newton gallop for big chunks of yards a couple of times. They did manage to hold Carolina to a field goal to make it an eight-point game with time running down in the third quarter.

UGLY: The Redskins had a nice drive going with their first possession of the quarter but Alex Smith misfired on passes on third and fourth down and the ball was turned over on downs at the Carolina 38.

FOURTH QUARTER:

GOOD: A nice Redskins drive died at the Carolina 38 early in the quarter. Dustin Hopkins came in and boomed a career-long 56-yard field goal. That gave the Redskins a little bit of breathing room at 20-9.

BAD: The defense again couldn’t stop Newton. The Panthers had mostly abandoned the run except for Newton scrambles. After Hopkins’ field goal Newton was able to pick his targets at his leisure. When he was rushed, he scrambled.

It was an effortless drive and Newton went to Torrey Smith for both the touchdown and the two-point conversion that made it 20-17.

UGLY: The Washington defense on the Panthers’ final drive. They couldn’t get much pressure on Newton and receivers had time to get plenty of separation. The moved easily from their own 15 to midfield.

A few more plays moved it down to the Washington 24. It didn’t end ugly, though, as Cam Newton’s four-down pass fell incomplete and the Redskins held on.

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      Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 14

      Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 14


      Week 13 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top tight ends for Week 14.

      For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

      Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
      Running Back Rankings: Week 14
      Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
      Tight End Rankings: Week 14

      TIER 1: Best of the best

      1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
      Opponent: at Saints
      2019 Stats: 54 Receptions, 687 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 142.2 PTS, 2019 TE6
      Previous Ranking: 1

      2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
      Opponent: at Patriots 
      2019 Stats: 68 Receptions, 923 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 184.3 PTS, 2019 TE1
      Previous Ranking: 2

      TIER 2: High-end TE1's

      3. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders
      Opponent: vs. Titans
      2019 Stats: 66 Receptions, 807 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 165.2 PTS, 2019 TE2
      Previous Ranking: 3

      4. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
      Opponent: vs. Giants
      2019 Stats: 70 Receptions, 736 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 161.6 PTS, 2019 TE4
      Previous Ranking: 4

      5. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens  
      Opponent: at Bills
      2019 Stats: 53 Receptions, 693 Receiving YDS, 7 Receiving TD, 162.3 PTS, 2019 TE3
      Previous Ranking: 2

      6. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
      Opponent: at Falcons
      2019 Stats: 48 Receptions, 552 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 115.2 PTS, 2019 TE7
      Previous Ranking: 6

      7. Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks
      Opponent: at Rams
      2019 Stats: 25 Receptions, 203 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 63.3 PTS, 2019 TE30
      Previous Ranking: 7

      8. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
      Opponent: at Jaguars
      2019 Stats: 41 Receptions, 497 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 110.7 PTS, 2019 TE8
      Previous Ranking: 5

      TIER 3: Low-end TE1's 

      9. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
      Opponent: vs. 49ers
      2019 Stats: 32 Receptions, 459 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 101.9 PTS, 2019 TE11
      Previous Ranking: 10

      10. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
      Opponent: vs. Falcons
      2019 Stats: 56 Receptions, 608 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 154.8 PTS, 2019 TE5
      Previous Ranking: NR

      For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

      Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
      Running Back Rankings: Week 14
      Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
      Tight End Rankings: Week 14

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      Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 14

      Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 14

      Week 13 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top running backs for Week 14.

      For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

      Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
      Running Back Rankings: Week 14
      Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
      Tight End Rankings: Week 14

      TIER 1: RB1's

      1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers   
      Opponent: at Falcons 
      2019 Stats: 1167 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 75 Receptions, 644 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 354.1 PTS, 2019 RB1
      Previous Ranking: 1 

      2. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
      Opponent: vs. Redskins
      2019 Stats: 645 Rushing YDS, 11 Rushing TD, 39 Receptions, 367  Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 215.1 PTS, 2019 RB6
      Previous Ranking: 4

      3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
      Opponent: vs. Lions
      2019 Stats: 1046 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 48 Receptions, 490 Receiving YDS, 269.6 PTS, 2019 RB2
      Previous Ranking: 3

      4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
      Opponent: vs. 49ers
      2019 Stats: 587 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 64 Receptions, 444 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 179.6 PTS, 2019 RB11
      Previous Ranking: 2

      5. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
      Opponent: vs. Chargers
      2019 Stats: 989 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 65 Receptions, 444 Receiving YDS, 224.3 PTS, 2019 RB4
      Previous Ranking: 6

      6. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans   
      Opponent: at Raiders
      2019 Stats: 1140 Rushing YDS, 11 Rushing TD, 17 Receptions, 200 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 223  PTS, 2019 RB5
      Previous Ranking: 9

      7. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants   
      Opponent: at Eagles
      2019 Stats: 544 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 38 Receptions, 291 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 139.5 PTS, 2019 RB17
      Previous Ranking: 10

      TIER 2: High-end RB2's

      8.  Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
      Opponent: at Bills
      2019 Stats: 837 Rushing YDS, 9 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 172 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 190.9 PTS, 2019 RB9
      Previous Ranking: 11

      9. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders 
      Opponent: vs. Titans
      2019 Stats: 1061 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 146 Receiving YDS, 178.7 PTS, 2019 RB12
      Previous Ranking: 7

      10. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
      Opponent: vs. Bengals 
      2019 Stats: 1175 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 31 Receptions, 245 Receiving YDS, 209 PTS, 2019 RB8
      Previous Ranking: 12

      11. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
      Opponent: at Rams
      2019 Stats: 981 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 32 Receptions, 227 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 186.8 PTS, 2019 RB10
      Previous Ranking: 15

      12. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
      Opponent: at Browns
      2019 Stats: 643 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 26 Receptions, 190 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 139.3 PTS, 2019 RB18
      Previous Ranking: 16

      13. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
      Opponent: vs. Seahawks
      2019 Stats: 642 Rushing YDS, 8 Rushing TD, 22 Receptions, 134 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 149.6 PTS, 2019 RB16
      Previous Ranking: 13

      TIER 3: On the verge RB2's

      14. James White, New England Patriots
      Opponent: vs. Chiefs 
      2019 Stats: 208 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 57 Receptions, 512 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 155 PTS, 2019 RB15
      Previous Ranking: 

      15. Phillip Lindsey, Denver Broncos
      Opponent: at Texans
      2019 Stats: 766 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 31 Receptions, 183 Receiving YDS, 155.9 PTS, 2019 RB14 
      Previous Ranking: 20
       
      16. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
      Opponent: at Jaguars 
      2019 Stats: 380 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 69 Receptions, 718 Receiving YDS, 7 Receiving TD, 234.8 PTS, 2019 RB4
      Previous Ranking: 24

      17. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
      Opponent: vs. Bengals
      2019 Stats: 125 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 118 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 56.3 PTS, 2019 RB58
      Previous Ranking: 18

      18. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
      Opponent: at Buccaneers
      2019 Stats: 862 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 12 Receptions, 76 Receiving YDS, 131.8 PTS, 2019 RB22
      Previous Ranking: NR

      19. Derrius Guice, Washington Redskins
      Opponent: at Packers
      2019 Stats: 203 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 7 Receptions, 79 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 53.2 PTS, 2019 RB61
      Previous Ranking: NR

      20. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
      Opponent: at Jaguars
      2019 Stats: 468 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 123 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 107.1 PTS, 2019 RB
      Previous Ranking: 20

      For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

      Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
      Running Back Rankings: Week 14
      Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
      Tight End Rankings: Week 14