SOW Pick’em: Redskins vs. Panthers
- Updated: November 2, 2012
Last week is one of those games that you just want to forget and hopefully the Redskins will be able to pounce on a struggling Carolina team whose second-year quarterback seems to be hitting the Sophomore slump. Can the Redskins win? See what the SOW team believes.
Kiel – Redskins 21, Panthers 27
If there’s one thing the Redskins have proved the last decade, if not longer, it’s the fact that trap games are a mismatch for them. While other teams simple win with ease, the Redskins usually do everything in their power to make games like these the hardest they can be. Carolina has only lost a game by more than five points once this season, and nearly beat a promising looking Chicago Bears team in Chicago. Cam Newton toyed with a top-tier Redskins defense last year, and though he’s struggling this season, a poor Redskins defense should get him right back on track.
Ray – Redskins 28, Panthers 26
Somebody has to win.
Left – Redskins 33, Panthers 24
So this match up is going to be interesting to watch, two similar styles of QB’s with two very different skill sets. Looks like this one will be a shoot out. We could be seeing a very high scoring game from these two quick, high-octane offenses. The winner in this game will come down to their defense. The key to this one for the Redskins is getting to Cam Newton. Get him shaky in the pocket and he has trouble hitting his receivers. Jim Haslett has to get pressure going in the game and get it going early. I want to see pressure from all over the field. Send them from every angle and keep Cam guessing as to what is coming next. As long as the Redskins can do this then the game should be a wrap. Either way I believe the Redskins win this one.
Katie – Redskins 30, Panthers 27
We have no home field advantage. Our defense is in shambles. Carolina has played some close games against tough opponents. In the end though, I am still picking the Redskins. We can out run and out score this Carolina team, whose top two leading rushers have 673 fewer yards than our top two and who averages eight fewer points per game than the Redskins. This game will be decided by offensive performances and I am picking RGIII, Alfred Morris and our receivers over Cam Newton, DeAngelo Williams and a TD-less Steve Smith.