Redskins-Panthers: How to watch and what to watch for

October 14, 2018 GMT

Back home for the first time since their Week 3 upset win over the Green Bay Packers, the Washington Redskins will want to recapture some of the good mojo from that game.

It’s Week 6 in the NFL, and the Redskins play their second of three straight NFC South opponents Sunday when they host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Here’s everything you need to know before kickoff.

Opponent: Carolina Panthers (3-1)

Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 1:00 p.m.

Television: Fox

Radio: The Team 980

What to watch for:The Redskins haven’t beaten Carolina since 2006, and Newton is 4-0 against Washington in his career with nine touchdown passes and zero interceptions ... A battle in the ground game could set the tone for how the game unfolds: Carolina leads the NFL with 154 rushing yards per game, while Washington’s defense allows only 92.5 rushing yards per contest on average, the sixth-best mark in the league ... The Panthers could have tight end Greg Olsen back on the field for the first time since Week 1, when he injured his foot.

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Pre-game reading:

Solving for Cam: @Matthew_Paras gives us 5 variables the #Redskins need to control for to slow down the #Panthers https://t.co/Rv7ZoV1Doe WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 12, 2018

Mistakes put Josh Norman’s “shutdown corner” narrative at risk, @Matthew_Paras writes https://t.co/5qygtr8pVc #Redskins WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 12, 2018

Even in first place, #Redskins give fans reason for doom and gloom, @thomloverro writes https://t.co/nXqdDtJkaY WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 12, 2018

The clock is ticking on the Jay Gruden era, @DeronSnyder writes https://t.co/ZoLyyaVMuZ #Redskins WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 11, 2018

Jay Gruden: “We have a cloud looming over our head” https://t.co/XboXrPdmyh #Redskins WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 11, 2018

Josh Norman: ‘I’ve always been Hollywood’ https://t.co/EXwoEVDXlk Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 10, 2018

Now you can bet on whether Jay Gruden will be the first NFL coach let go this season https://t.co/gAxGgeOF64 WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 11, 2018