- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

CAROLINA (5-8) at WASHINGTON (7-5-1)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Redskins by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 4-8-1, Washington 8-4

SERIES RECORD -Redskins lead 7-5

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Redskins 44-16, Nov. 22, 2015

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Chargers 28-16, Redskins beat Eagles 27-22

AP PRO32 RANKING -Panthers No. 23, Redskins No. 13





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Panthers seek fifth consecutive win over Redskins, streak that dates to 2009. … Carolina has third-best red zone efficiency at 66.67 percent, while Washington is 29th in red zone defense, allowing touchdown 63.64 percent of time. … Panthers QB Cam Newton has completed 43 percent of passes over past four games. … Newton has 703 yards passing, seven touchdowns and no interceptions in three games against Redskins. … RB Jonathan Stewart looking for rushing TD in third straight Monday night game. .. WR Ted Ginn Jr. has TD catch in three of past four games. … Greg Olsen leads tight ends with 299 receptions and 3,835 yards receiving. … DT Kawann Short had two sacks, forced fumble vs. Chargers. … S Kurt Coleman has 10 interceptions since start of 2015. … K Graham Gano made all four of field goal attempts last week. … Washington has fewest three-and-out drives and most plays of 20-plus yards in NFL. … Ten of Redskins’ 13 games have been decided by one score. … Redskins QB Kirk Cousins needs 122 yards to break own single-season franchise record of 4,166 yards passing set last year. … Cousins is second in NFL with 334 completions. … RB Robert Kelley ranks third among rookies with 587 yards rushing. Kelley has four rushing TDs in past four games. … WR DeSean Jackson ranks second all-time with 22 touchdowns of 60-plus yards. … WR Jamison Crowder has TD catch in three straight home games. .. TE Jordan Reed has 16 TD catches since start of 2015. … LB Ryan Kerrigan is tied for third in NFL with 11 sacks. … CB Josh Norman, an All-Pro with Panthers last season, has forced five fumbles since start of 2015. … Fantasy Tip: Olsen could thrive against Redskins defense that allowed 112 receiving yards to Zach Ertz last week.


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