Newton leads Panthers to upset of Washington

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton smiles as he walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. The Panthers defeated the Redskins 26-15. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have suffered a huge blow to their playoff hopes.

Cam Newton passed for 300 yards and tossed a pair of TD passes and the Carolina Panthers upset the Redskins 26-15 to drop Washington to 7-6-1 and on the outside of the NFC wild card picture.

The Panthers improved to 6-8, which as of this point, is a disappointing season for a team that made the Super Bowl just one year ago.

The Redskins take on the struggling Chicago Bears next week at Soldier’s Field in Chicago.
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