Imitation is said to be the greatest form of flattery.
The Panthers took their first drive of the half, the length of the field for a touchdown. The drive was capped off by a quarterback-keeper run up the middle for a touchdown.
The Redskins responded by marching the length of the field for a–you guessed it–quarterback-keeper up the middle for a touchdown.
Redskins fans heard all week (and throughout training camp), that Beck was a mobile quarterback. He has now proven that with back-to-back weeks with a rushing touchdown. Trailing by 10, the Redskins really needed to put points on the board, and when the play broke down, Beck did it himself.
This was a gritty finish to the best drive of the day. The Redskins turned to their tight ends on the drive, tallying 81 yards through the air. Fred Davis finally got involved on offense, with two catches for 33 yards. Logan Paulsen had a career-drive, with a pair of 24-yard catches, the longest of his career. It is also a career-high two catches in a single game.
Not bad for a ‘blocking tight end.’
The drive did come at a price, however, as running back Tim Hightower planted on a cutback, and crumpled holding his knee. Teammates Mike Sellers and Donte Stallworth assisted him off the field, as he seemed very uncomfortable putting weight on it.
As the quarter wound down, the Panthers had found the end zone again to extend their lead back to 10. The Panthers are driving again, and the Redskins need a big play and a defensive hold in the fourth quarter.
Redskins trail after three, 13-23.
Tags: 2011 season, Carolina Panthers, Donte Stallworth, Fred Davis, john beck, logan paulsen, Mike Sellers, third quarter, tim hightower, washington redskins
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