Note: I turned this off at 41-0.
Loser: Me — For missing the first half-hour due to FOX’s MLB game going too long. Great service FOX did here in North Carolina, which is Panthers and Redskins territory. Back home, Comcast SportsNet had problems of their own, and I don’t mean Patrick & Theismann.
Winner: You — If you share anything positive from that first half-hour. Lord knows no good ensued thereafter.
Loser: Jason Taylor — Started 130 straight games as a Dolphin, sprains his knee and gets carted off before starting one as a Redskin. (Update: Taylor is out 10 to 14 days, and may not miss a start after all.)
Loser: The trenches — At the half the Skins had 46 yards on 14 carries while the Panthers had 185 on 15. U-G-L-Y.
Winner: Derrick Frost — 65-yard punt? Game on! (Not really.)
Loser: Chris Samuels — Julius Peppers pancaked him on the way to blindsiding Campbell and recovering the fumble. Peppers is a stud, but All-Pro left tackles shouldn’t let that happen.
Winner: Kareem Moore — Picked one off and broke up a pass intended for Steve Smith in the endzone on 3rd-and-goal, though he did take bad angles on Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams’ long TD runs. Looking forward to getting LaRon back.
Loser: Matteral Richardson — Got absolutely burned by Smith on the WR screen that turned into a long TD.