Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/14/14
It was a rough day at FedEx field for the Redskins and their fan base alike. In a battle of two teams that just aren't that good, the Panthers were able to come out on top through a strong defensive effort, and an offense that played well enough for them to win.Carolina's D was able to keep the RG3 circus at bay, and kept the Redskins out of the end zone until the fourth quarter. It was a hard-fought battle for these two NFC teams.Hero: The Panthers DefenseThe Panthers have one of the better defenses in the league, but that is often overshadowed by their offensive woes. Through a combination of veterans and young studs, the Panthers have one of the most underrated defenses in the league.Aside from big name players like Charles Johnson, Thomas Davis, and rookie Luke Kuechly, Carolina has a handful of others who would most likely be starters on many NFL teams. Safety Haruki Nakamura played in Baltimore for four seasons and had plenty of playing time, and also rookie corner Jos...
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