Redskins — Panthers film review: Defense

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QB Cam Newton dropped back 29 times. The Redskins rushed four defenders on 16 of those.

Against four rushers, Newton was a perfect 13-of-13 for 187 yards and two sacks. His passer rating was 118.8.

Against five or more rushers, Newton was 5-of-10 for 69 yards, a touchdown and two sacks. His passer rating was 105.8.

Given Newton’s numbers against four rushers, maybe the Redskins should have blitzed more. They ran a seven-man, Cover-Zero blitz on the 2-yard touchdown Newton threw to WR Brandon LaFell in the fourth quarter. Washington showed the 8-man line once but rushed only four out of that look.

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