Carolina took its first lead of the game, 20-17, on an 8-yard TD run from Jonathan Stewart followed by a two-point conversion pass from Jake Delhomme to Steve Smith.
Stewart's TD followed a huge break for Carolina: the Redskins muffed a very high Jason Baker punt and Carolina recovered at the Washington 12. The play was reviewed and it turned out that Washington CB Byron Westbrook had it hit off his foot -- he was pushed backward by Carolina S Quinton Teal.
Carolina took advantage immediately, running Stewart twice from the 12 for the TD. The crowd went nuts. The two-point play was nice, too -- Smith started wide and cut in on a slant pattern.