Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had an 82-yard pass play to set up the dagger in a 21-13 victory over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday.
Robert Griffin III had fewer total yards than the previous Washington quarterback to face the Panthers (John Beck), no touchdowns and was sacked four times.
Edge: Newton. Not bad for a guy who Griffin said he'd rather pattern himself after Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers than Newton days earlier.
"You want me to be at his head because he said he didn't want to be like me?" Newton asked reporters. "No. That's nothing I want to frown upon. That's him, the way he thinks. That's what makes him Robert Griffin III. The way I think makes me Cameron Newton."
Griffin had the upper hand in passing yards (215 yards to Newton's 201), a good chunk of which game as the Redskins looked to get back into the game with a no-huddle. Griffin also had more rushing yards (53 on 11 attempts) vs. Newton (37 on eight attempts.)