The Panthers took the lead with 24 seconds remaining in the first quarter and never surrendered that lead. The offensive line performed well in pass and run blocking situations, as the Panthers averaged 6.6 yards per play.
On the other end, the Redskins averaged just 4.5 yards per play, as the Panthers defensive line turned in their second straight impressive performance.
Unlike last week, the pass rush didn't dissipate in the second half. Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy made RGIII run for his life late into the fourth quarter, as the two defensive ends combined to sack the rookie phenom 3.5 times.
There were far more positives than negatives for Carolina in Week 9, which was a refreshing change of pace from what has been a disappointing season.