Just when you thought it was safe to believe in the Washington Redskins again...
The Carolina Panthers, they of the one win this season and losers since mid-September, finally turned things around against the punchless Redskins in a 21-13 victory Sunday.
Sunday was meant to be a celebration of the Redskins franchise as decades worth of former greats visited FedEx Field for the team's annual homecoming game. Instead, the only memories that the 'Skins could conjure up were painful ones of the recent past. Washington, which will have to sit on this loss for two weeks because of next week's bye week, did not find the end zone until the final 90 seconds, but that was after having two touchdowns negated due to penalties on the same drive. Meanwhile, Cam Newton threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Panthers set a franchise record with two touchdown drives of 90-plus yards.
It seems like just yesterday that Robert Griffin III arrived in Washington with hope and change in tow, but despite the promise, some may believe that things haven't really changed (the 'Skins are 3-6 for the third time in four years). That might sound vaguely familiar two days shy of Election Day, but then again, I wasn't very subtle about it.
But for those of you disillusioned by what has transpired in Washington, history suggests that change is indeed on the way.
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