Panthers announced that QB Baker Mayfield will start today.
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Rookie QB Matt Corral warms up before his first preseason game pic.twitter.com/xY3aZKiwqi
Zane Gonzalez wins it for the @Panthers against Washington, 23-21! pic.twitter.com/iFXNOzzMpO
Christian McCaffrey getting in an early workout. Imagine it'll be the extent of his work today. pic.twitter.com/taxl6hFuiT
.@Ayye_Barno brought the pressure‼️ Duke Dawson got the pick‼️ pic.twitter.com/PodYUEwF8o
Per Kevin Donnalley on Panthers' radio broadcast: Taylor Moton came to sideline and told teammates they can't be settling for FGs like last year.
Panthers say DT Derrick Brown will miss today's game due to a personal matter.
Sam Darnold: Three plays, TD first drive. Three plays, punt second drive. (Faced pressure on third down both times.)
Frankie Luvu with a run stop for no gain on the first play of the game. Already bringing energy.
PJ Walker is the third Panthers' QB seeing the field today.
Baker Mayfield and Robbie Anderson both take hits on a deep ball. Fell incomplete, but lovely to see something vertical.
Ok, Sam. Really nice 8-yard ball to Rashard Higgins.
Duke Dawson pick. But a big assist goes to Amare Barno. Nice debut for the Virginia Tech product here in Maryland.
Shi Smith sighting. Just like a bunch of times in Spartanburg.
Blue jerseys, gray britches today, as modeled by JJ Jansen. pic.twitter.com/e5LS8h63xQ
Corral's first pass complete for 11-yard gain to Keith Kirkwood. It's happening.
Injury update: Panthers DE Darryl Johnson (groin) is out for the rest of the game.
Carson Wentz in his Washington debut: 🪖 10/13 🪖 74 yards 🪖 89.9 passer rating (📸 @Commanders) pic.twitter.com/XnUdVdQJ2t
If you're going to board the Brian Robinson hype train you better get on board now. It's about to leave the station. Since Gibson fumbled he's run for 9 yards (nice cut) and just caught a screen (nice hands) that went for 9. #Commanders
Antonio Gibson's second carry of the preseason is a lost fumble. He led the NFL in fumbles last season. This is a thing. 🔺🔺Brian Robinson.
Joey Slye with a missed PAT. We'll leave it right there.
Per Washington PR, the following players are DNPs for today's preseason game against Carolina: - Chase Roullier - Trai Turner - Logan Thomas - Cornelius Lucas - Tyler Larsen - Saahdiq Charles - John Bates - Nolan Laufenberg - Cole Turner - Chase Young - Benjamin St-Juste
Nice to finally get a look at the Commanders vs. another team. Can learn about individual growth from various players -- LB Jamin Davis; DBs Darrick Forest/Benjamin St-Juste. How does WR Curtis Samuel look? In practice, has moved better than in 2021.
Terry McLaurin's first reception of the preseason is a 16-yard first down on a perfectly run route that left a defender in his wake. McLaurin, now in his fourth-year, is primed for a big season. #Commanders
Jonathan Williams does a good job staying low and keeping his legs moving on those short yardage runs. Picked up a 4th and 1 b/c of it.
Daniel Wise got the first sack of the Commanders era.
First-team OL in warmups: Charles Leno, Andrew Norwell, Keith Ismael, Wes Schweitzer, Sam Cosmi. Danny Johnson with the 1s as Benjamin St-Juste sits.
Interception from Heinicke. Pass intended for Kyric McGowan is grabbed by Duke Dawson Jr. Panthers now have the ball at their own 10-yard line
Taylor Heinicke overthrows an open Kyric McGowan -- and the Panthers make the interception. Heinicke had pressure. Regardless...
Milo Eifler just put a textbook hit on Keith Kirkwood in the secondary. Lowered his shoulder, squared him up in the chest, and separated him from the ball. You can't do it any better in today's, flag-happy NFL. #Commanders
Curious to see rookie WR Jahan Dotson vs. another D. He's a mature rookie -- in terms of approach and route-running. If facing press coverage, how does he react?
This is the same concept the Panthers beat Danny Johnson with earlier, quick seam. But Washington runs it with the RB in the backfield instead of from the slot. McKissic wide open and picks up the conversion pic.twitter.com/GgAloVKNu1
Nice pressure off the edge from Casey Toohill forces QB to step up. Daniel Wise spins inside and skips by a lunging C before cleaning up for the sack pic.twitter.com/iWrhtFhd0C
Not the cleanest opening drive for either side.... Four man pass rushes.... Third down D wasn't sharp, a wide open WR on one crosser and a 1-1 win another time... Kendall Fuller w/good coverage on last 3rd down, force a wide throw. McCain with a good pass breakup on a long ball
The second-team OL: Rashod Hill, Aaron Monteiro, Keith Ismael, Chris Paul, Willie Beavers. Not sure any of these guys make the 53, and doubt more than one. Yeah, the line is shorthanded.
Jeremy Reaves just got home on a safety blitz to end a drive on third down. I've always liked Reaves. Fifth-year safety, eight career starts. Plays with energy. Physical. #Commanders
Commanders not expected to play: * Chase Roullier * Trai Turner * John Bates * Saahdiq Charles * Cole Turner * Nolaln Laufenberg * Benjamin St-Juste Plus the players on the PUP and other lists.
Dyami Brown playing the X with McLaurin now done for the day. Didn't get to play that spot much last year as its very much McLaurin's
|CAR||1ST||7:27||Zane Gonzalez kicked a 41-yard field goal||3||0|
|CAR||1ST||3:39||Sam Darnold passed to Rashard Higgins to the left for 8 yard touchdown||10||0|
|WAS||2ND||11:03||Brian Robinson rushed to the left for 1 yard touchdown||10||6|
|CAR||3RD||9:05||Spencer Brown rushed to the right for 3 yard touchdown||17||6|
|CAR||3RD||1:54||Zane Gonzalez kicked a 37-yard field goal||20||6|
|WAS||4TH||8:25||Sam Howell rushed up the middle for 17 yard touchdown||20||13|
|WAS||4TH||2:28||Sam Howell rushed to the right for 1 yard touchdown. 2pt attempt converted, Sam Howell pass to Alex Erickson.||20||21|
|CAR||4TH||0:28||Zane Gonzalez kicked a 45-yard field goal||23||21|