Redskins Panthers Betting – Newton, Panthers Look To Test Redskins Week Seven
Just when everything seemed to be going right for the Washington Redskins, it suddenly stopped. The Redskins self-destructed in a 20-13 home loss against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in their return from a bye week, with the offense suffering a major blow despite having the extra week to prepare for an Eagles’ defense that hasn’t been overwhelming this season. Head coach Mike Shanahan made the switch to John Beck at quarterback after Rex Grossman threw four interceptions, answering the crowd calls for a chance in perhaps the turning point in their sports betting season.
Washington Redskins @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday October 23, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
NFL Betting Line: Carolina Panthers - 3
Things won’t get any easier for the Redskins with a visit to Carolina to take on the Panthers, who despite just one win through six games have remained competitive in every contest with rookie Cam Newton already establishing himself as one of the top offensive threats in the NFL.
NFL Betting Preview: Washington Redskins
Whether or not Shanahan stays with Beck or goes back to Grossman will be a key factor not only in this game, but also in the Redskins’ season. While the Panthers’ defense has been awful against the run, they have done a good job in pass situations and could challenge whoever is at quarterback for Washington. The book on Grossman is that while he puts up some good numbers he will always be prone to turning the ball over, something that simply can’t happen in big games. With three multi-interception games through five weeks and nine on the season, that is enough reason for Shahahan to stay with Beck. Regardless, the Redskins will give Carolina a heavy dose of Tim Hightower and Ryan Torain as they try and move the ball without turning it over.
NFL Betting Preview: Carolina Panthers
Newton will make sure to test the Washington defense both on the ground and through the air, as his play under center has been one of the most incredible storylines this season. While everyone knew that he could make plays with his legs, Newton is also making plays with his arm and the Panthers are ranked fifth in the NFL in passing yards with an average of 297.3 per game. The problem is that the running game has not been able to get going behind a relatively mediocre offensive line, while the defense has had trouble stopping the rush. Newton has the potential to keep Carolina in any game, and if he can get some help they could squeeze out a sports betting bonus win at home.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The Panthers have done a lot of things right this season with Newton a big reason why the team continues to be competitive, and if they can take advantage of Washington’s turnovers and not commit those same mistakes they could make some noise at home. Carolina has the weapons to get the job done, but it will come down to execution when it matters the most with their rookie quarterback once again in the spotlight.
NFL Betting Pick: Carolina Panthers