1:00 PM ET, October 21, 2001
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins were headed for 0-6. They were losing by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The offense was doing nothing. The fans were leaving.
Redskins kicker Brett Conway is congratulated by Bryan Barker, left, and Jon Jansen after kicking the winning FG in overtime.
|Biakabutuka's bad break|
|Panthers running back Tshimanga Biakabutuka broke his foot Sunday in his best game of the season and is probably out until next year. In the fourth quarter of the 17-14 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, Biakabutuka came out of a pile after a 1-yard run and had to be carried off the field by teammates. He was scheduled for surgery Monday. Biakabutuka rushed for 121 yards, more than his previous four games combined, and his first touchdown of the season before he got hurt. "He played a great game. I was excited and happy for him. Obviously it ended in a disastrous way," Carolina coach George Seifert said. "Not only did we lose the game, but I think we lost him, too." Also Sunday, Panthers linebacker Hannibal Navies broke his right arm and will miss at least several weeks, and guard Kevin Donnalley injured his right knee.|
It looks that way. Gardner is the guy Banks tries to get the ball to; he's the guy the Redskins have confidence in -- when there are clutch situations, he's the guy they look to. Gardner made some great plays against Carolina, averaging 34.7 yards on six catches in his team's first win. He's just a rookie, but that's being a go-to receiver.
ESPN.com NFL analyst Vinny Cerrato has served as director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Other injuries: Carolina KR Steve Smith strained a knee, and FB Brad Hoover had a concussion. Washington DE Kenard Lang sprained an ankle. ... Carolina has never beaten Washington in six meetings.