Carolina has cut Washington's lead to five points early in the fourth quarter on a 43-yard John Kasay field goal.
The Panthers' drive came after the defense had stopped Washington on a fourth-down play from the Carolina 37; Thomas Davis, who is having another huge game, had deflected Jason Campbell's fourth-down pass to end that threat.
Carolina then moved to the Washington 21 on a succession of sharp passes from Jake Delhomme. Delhomme tried to hit Steve Smith in the end zone once and had the ball knocked away; a sack ended the drive, and Kasay came out to cut the margin to 5.
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