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Norman intercepts Newton, Redskins beat Panthers 23-17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Following his prime-time benching and criticism from a former teammate, Josh Norman wanted to shut off his phone because the noise was getting so loud.

Then, he silenced it all.

Norman bounced back from one of the worst games of his career by intercepting Cam Newton and forcing a fumble in the Washington Redskins' 23-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Longtime Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall said Norman had gone ''Hollywood,'' speculation swirled about his value to the Redskins and the flashy cornerback was on the defensive even when he wasn't on the field.

''It was like I was playing cornerback against everybody,'' said Norman, who had two game-altering plays and four tackles to put an embarrassing showing at New Orleans behind him. ''I played within the defense and played within myself.''

Defensive teammates mobbed Norman after each of his forced turnovers. After a defensive unit dinner earlier in the week, Norman led the way for a group that made a crucial stop at its 16-yard line to hold on for the victory.

''He came out and performed as he should,'' safety D.J. Swearinger said. ''We needed that from him. He needed that for himself. And we needed to see that as a group.''

Norman ended his 19-game interception drought by catching a jump ball thrown by Newton on a third-and-long play early in the second quarter, his first pick since Dec. 24, 2016. Norman also popped the ball out of Panthers rookie receiver D.J. Moore's hands in a showcase performance against the team that abruptly cut ties with him after his All-Pro 2015 season.

''It's fitting that we break that little streak against them,'' a smiling Norman said. ''I guess we got a flair for the dramatic somehow.''

Newton threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns on 27 of 40 passing and rushed for 43 yards in a turnover-marred loss. He engineered a late drive that got the Panthers into the red zone before stalling out.

Carolina (3-2) was long before that doomed by turnovers, including Moore's on a punt return that set up Alex Smith's 22-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis.

''We kind of dug ourselves in a hole early,'' Newton said. ''We still found a way to put ourselves in a winning position, but we didn't. We'll get better from it.''

Adrian Peterson rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries and Smith connected on touchdown passes to Davis and Paul Richardson for the Redskins (3-2), who looked like an entirely different team than the one that got stomped 43-19 by New Orleans on Monday night - when coach Jay Gruden benched Norman in the second half.

BIG-GUY CATCHES

Offensive linemen saved their quarterbacks with some heads-up, sure-handed plays.

When the ball popped out of Newton's hands late in the first quarter, Panthers left guard Greg Van Roten caught it and made up some ground - but got only a 7-yard loss as credit for his efforts.

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams caught the ball when Smith fumbled early in the fourth and rushed for 8 yards to help set up a field goal by Dustin Hopkins.

''When I caught it, I just tried to go north and get a couple yards,'' Williams said. ''Definitely didn't want to fumble it.''

KICK OUT OF IT

After hitting a 63-yard winner last week, Carolina's Graham Gano missed his first kick of any kind this season when he was wide left on the extra-point attempt following Newton's TD pass to Devin Funchess. Gano, who played for the Redskins from 2009-11, entered 7 of 7 on field goals and 11 of 11 on extra points.

Hopkins connected on a 56-yard field goal that made it 20-6, the longest of his NFL career.

INJURIES

Panthers: DT Kyle Love was slow to get up after being injured midway through the fourth quarter. ... TE Greg Olsen returned after missing three games with a broken right foot. ... WR Damiere Byrd was out with an ankle injury, forcing Moore into return duties.

Redskins: RG Brandon Scherff tweaked his knee on a fourth-down play in the third quarter, but returned on the next drive. ... RB Chris Thompson missed the game with rib and knee injuries, while WR Jamison Crowder sat out with an ankle injury.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Visit the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Redskins: Host the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

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Key Players
C. Newton 1 QB
275 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 43 RuYds
27
FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
163 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 13 RuYds
19
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:18
D.Hopkins 29 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
10
plays
64
yds
5:17
pos
17
23
Two Point Conversion 8:32
(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. C.Newton pass to T.Smith is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.
plays
yds
pos
17
20
Touchdown 8:32
C.Newton pass short left to T.Smith for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
75
yds
4:08
pos
15
20
Field Goal 12:46
D.Hopkins 56 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
3
plays
22
yds
1:06
pos
9
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 12:46
G.Gano 32 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.
12
plays
42
yds
7:28
pos
9
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 3:05
G.Gano extra point is No Good Wide Left Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.
plays
yds
pos
6
17
Touchdown 3:05
C.Newton pass deep left to D.Funchess for 23 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
2:25
pos
6
17
Field Goal 5:35
D.Hopkins 49 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
10
plays
36
yds
5:54
pos
0
17
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:02
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 3:02
A.Smith pass short middle to P.Richardson for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
64
yds
6:14
pos
0
13
Point After TD 10:20
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:20
A.Smith pass deep middle to V.Davis for 22 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
22
yds
00:06
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 24:36 35:24
1st Downs 22 18
Rushing 7 7
Passing 15 10
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 3-9 7-16
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-2
Total Net Yards 350 288
Total Plays 59 67
Avg Gain 5.9 4.3
Net Yards Rushing 81 132
Rush Attempts 18 28
Avg Rush Yards 4.5 4.7
Net Yards Passing 269 156
Comp. - Att. 27-40 21-36
Yards Per Pass 6.7 4.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-6 3-7
Penalties - Yards 8-55 5-43
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-2 1-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 3-34.3 4-41.0
Return Yards 37 34
Punts - Returns 1-0 1-10
Kickoffs - Returns 2-37 2-24
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 1/2 5/5
Extra Points 0/1 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 3/3
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Panthers 3-2 063817
Redskins 3-2 1430623
269 PASS YDS 156
81 RUSH YDS 132
350 TOTAL YDS 288
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Newton 1 QB
27
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.5% 275 2 1 93.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.9% 1158 9 4 93.2
C. Newton 27/40 275 2 1 27
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Newton 1 QB
27
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 43 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 208 3
C. Newton 9 43 0 15 27
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 349 0
C. McCaffrey 8 20 0 9 6
D. Moore 12 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 46 0
D. Moore 1 18 0 18 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Funchess 17 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 74 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 312 2
D. Funchess 8 5 74 1 23 13
D. Moore 12 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 59 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 162 1
D. Moore 5 4 59 0 18 2
G. Olsen 88 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 81 0
G. Olsen 7 4 48 0 18 4
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 46 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 238 1
C. McCaffrey 8 7 46 0 15 6
T. Smith 11 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 43 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 110 2
T. Smith 5 5 43 1 12 12
J. Wright 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 120 1
J. Wright 3 1 3 0 3 0
C. Manhertz 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
C. Manhertz 2 1 2 0 2 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Kuechly 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-6 1 1.0
L. Kuechly 8-1 0.0 0 0
J. Bradberry 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-4 0 0.0
J. Bradberry 5-0 0.0 0 0
T. Davis 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
T. Davis 5-1 0.0 0 0
C. Munnerlyn 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
C. Munnerlyn 4-1 0.0 0 0
M. Adams 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-7 2 0.0
M. Adams 4-2 0.0 0 0
M. Addison 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 3.0
M. Addison 4-0 1.0 0 0
E. Reid 25 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
E. Reid 4-1 0.0 0 0
S. Green-Thompson 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-7 0 2.0
S. Green-Thompson 3-1 1.0 0 0
D. Jackson 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-2 3 0.0
D. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0 0
W. Horton 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 1.0
W. Horton 2-2 0.0 0 0
J. Peppers 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 1.0
J. Peppers 2-0 1.0 0 1
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. McCaffrey 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Samuel 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Samuel 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Short 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 2.0
K. Short 1-1 0.0 0 0
V. Butler 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
V. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Gaulden 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
R. Gaulden 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Funchess 17 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Funchess 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Obada 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 1.0
E. Obada 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Poe 95 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-5 0 0.0
D. Poe 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Gano 9 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 0/1
SEASON FG XP
8/8 11/12
G. Gano 1/1 32 0/1 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Palardy 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 44.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 46.5 10
M. Palardy 3 44.3 0 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Samuel 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 20 0
C. Samuel 2 18.5 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Moore 12 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 5.6 15 0
D. Moore 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.3% 163 2 0 88.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.3% 1205 6 2 91.9
A. Smith 21/36 163 2 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Peterson 26 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 97 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
77 339 3
A. Peterson 17 97 0 19 9
A. Smith 11 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 68 1
A. Smith 6 13 0 5 19
K. Bibbs 46 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 23 1
K. Bibbs 2 11 0 8 1
M. Harris 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
M. Harris 1 6 0 6 1
S. Perine 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
S. Perine 1 3 0 3 0
P. Richardson 10 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
P. Richardson 1 2 0 2 9
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
V. Davis 85 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 48 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 149 1
V. Davis 3 3 48 1 22 10
J. Reed 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 225 1
J. Reed 9 5 36 0 10 3
P. Richardson 10 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 31 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 212 2
P. Richardson 5 3 31 1 21 9
J. Doctson 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 68 0
J. Doctson 6 3 20 0 8 2
M. Harris 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 60 0
M. Harris 4 3 13 0 13 1
B. Quick 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 18 0
B. Quick 2 2 12 0 6 1
K. Bibbs 46 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 6 0
K. Bibbs 2 1 6 0 6 1
A. Peterson 26 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 136 0
A. Peterson 1 0 0 0 0 9
M. Floyd 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
M. Floyd 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Perine 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 -3 0
S. Perine 1 1 -3 0 -3 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Q. Dunbar 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-2 1 0.0
Q. Dunbar 6-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Brown 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-12 0 0.0
Z. Brown 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-10 1 0.0
J. Norman 4-1 0.0 1 1
M. Foster 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-20 0 0.0
M. Foster 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 2 1.0
D. Swearinger 4-3 1.0 0 1
J. Harvey-Clemons 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
J. Harvey-Clemons 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Nicholson 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-9 0 0.0
M. Nicholson 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Payne 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 2.0
D. Payne 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Allen 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-9 0 2.0
J. Allen 2-0 0.0 0 0
F. Moreau 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
F. Moreau 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
R. Kerrigan 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hopkins 3 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Hopkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 3.0
M. Ioannidis 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Hamilton 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
S. Hamilton 1-0 0.0 0 1
P. Smith 94 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 0.0
P. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Ladler 39 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
K. Ladler 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 1.0
R. Anderson 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Johnson 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
11
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
10/11 10/10
D. Hopkins 3/3 56 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 41.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 41.8 9
T. Way 4 41.0 2 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Sprinkle 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
J. Sprinkle 1 6.0 6 0
K. Bibbs 46 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
K. Bibbs 1 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
G. Stroman 37 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 8.3 10 0
G. Stroman 1 10.0 10 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CAR 25 3:25 5 22 Punt
10:20 CAR 25 1:04 3 -1 Punt
3:02 CAR 18 3:56 7 29 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:04 CAR 24 0:40 2 39 Fumble
5:30 CAR 25 2:25 7 75 TD
1:24 CAR 3 0:28 3 0 Punt
0:17 CAR 3 0:17 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:40 CAR 39 5:32 11 47 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:40 CAR 25 4:08 9 75 TD
3:15 CAR 16 2:41 12 68 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:35 WAS 20 1:09 3 8 Punt
10:26 CAR 22 0:06 1 22 TD
9:16 WAS 36 6:14 12 64 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:06 WAS 28 2:02 3 -1 Punt
11:24 WAS 33 5:54 10 36 FG
3:05 WAS 25 1:41 6 31 Punt
0:56 CAR 33 0:39 3 -6 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 31 4:20 9 31 Downs
9:06 CAR 49 7:28 12 42 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:32 WAS 25 5:17 10 64 FG
0:34 WAS 8 0:34 1 -1 Game