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In Terry McLaurin, who just had a tough, contested 11-yard snare and Kelvin Harmon, it appears that the Redskins have two players that can run routes, grab tough balls and climb the ladder. If they can stay healthy, this might be the Redskins best pair already since DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. 

At the 11:44 mark of the 3rd quarter, Dwayne Haskins was drilled by Shaq Thompson almost immediately but still had enough to get rid of the football on target to Jeremy Sprinkle for 23 yards on 2nd-and-15. 

That was followed by a tough Adrian Peterson run for 22 yards on first down off the right edge with Tony Bergstrom leading the way. Then the Redskins offense hit the skids again in the red zone, as Haskins threw a dump screen off the back of Brandon Scherff followed by getting sacked on 3rd down. He missed a wide open Steven Sims Jr. 

Dustin Hopkins kicked a 36-yard field goal to make it 15-14 Redskins with 8:33 left in the third quarter. 

On a 3rd-and-9, Kyle Allen was chased hard by Ryan Anderson and Nate Orchard, who looks spry and fresh in his first game with the Redskins. The boo birds are out for the Panthers offense. 

So far, Washington has controlled Christian McCaffrey for (10-38) rushing and (3-27) in the pass game. 

In the last five Carolina offensive drives, they have a net total of ten yards on 16 total plays. 

Terry McLaurin just allowed a long ball that he should have caught to go right through his hands while he leaped. 

On a 3rd/10 stop and possible turnover, Ryan Anderson popped veteran tight end Greg Olson helmet to helmet with both players lowering their target at about the same time. He was ejected and it was a 15-yard penalty and put the ball inside Washington territory.


Now the Redskins are short Ryan Kerrigan, Ryan Anderson and Montez Sweat is banged up leaving Nate Orchard, who is having a noticeable impact and Chris Odom as the only edge linebackers for now. Both were signed this week. 

Orchard has been a major force throughout as has the Redskins run game. 

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The combination of Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice have just shredded the weak Carolina run defense.  

The Redskins just scored again and the Redskins have 220 rushing yards and a 22-14 lead with 9:09 left.

It's OVER!  Adrian Peterson just raced into the end zone from 11 yards out and the Redskins are up 29-14 with about four minutes left. Wow! 

Well....maybe not...The Carolina Panthers have kicked a field goal to make it 29-21 with just under two minutes left and then just easily recovered an on-side kick for the first time in 29 opportunities. 

The Panthers are down eight points with under 1:40 left but already at the Washington-35. 

Carolina just used their first timeout of the half with 1:03 left and the ball at the Redskins-21. 

Now, Carolina dials up D.J. Moore who falls forward to the 1-yard line. Washington doesn't use a timeout as Trent Green suggested on CBS. 

Christian McCaffrey is then stuffed for a one-yard loss with 0:35 left at the Redskins-3.

Nate "Freaking" Orchard just has been studly in this game for Washington. NO chance this continues, right? He just stopped McCaffrey to force a third down/goal chance. 

Then Quinton Dunbar almost saves the day with a beautiful break-up on 3rd down in the back of the end zone. 

And the Redskins win!!! No. 50 Chris Odom chased down Kyle Allen and stripped him for a sack and fumble and Washington wins 29-21! What a win for the Redskins. Allen missed a receiver wide open in the end zone before being flushed. 

The Redskins are now (3-9). And they're still ALIVE!!! 

Chris Russell is the Publisher of Maven & Sports Illustrated's Washington Redskins channel. He can be heard on 106.7 The FAN in the Washington D.C. area and world-wide on Chris also hosts the "Locked on Redskins" Podcast and can be read via subscription to Warpath Magazine. You can e-mail Chris at or follow him on Twitter at @Russellmania621.