The Panthers got a consolation prize after having a TD taken away (see the post below this one).
Washington, taking over on its own 1, then allowed a safety. On first down, the Redskins had QB Jason Campbell sneak forward for a couple of yards.
But then running back Clinton Portis was tackled in the end zone by Julius Peppers and Thomas Davis, who each beat their men so badly on the play that Portis had no shot at getting out of the end zone. Peppers showed a rare burst of emotion after the play, which cut the Redskins' lead to 7-2.
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