Andre Roberts up, Kirk Cousins down in Redskins' loss

CHARLOTTE -- A look at the Washington Redskins players and coaches who were "up" and those who were "down" in the team's 44-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.


KR Andre Roberts: One of the few bright spots, at least on special teams. Roberts provided a jolt with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, tying the game at 14. It was the Redskins' second kick return for a score this season, only the fourth time in franchise history they’ve had that many.


QB Kirk Cousins: His first interception set a bad tone – he had DeSean Jackson wide open over the middle, but was under pressure and made a bad throw. He also lost two fumbles; his line didn’t help of course, but that doesn’t mean he’s blameless. He’s not. A bad day for Cousins and the offense – the line in particular. Real bad.

RB Matt Jones: He’s now fumbled four times, including twice when he’s hurdled a player. In both cases he left the ball too exposed and a defender poked it free. The Redskins like Jones’ skills, but it’s hard to put him in a starter’s role because of the ball-security issues.

CB Chris Culliver: He nearly made the play of the game, and I’m not going to ding him for this one because I’m not sure how he could have played that differently. His job is to jar the ball free from the receiver. But Culliver struggled throughout the game and gave up a touchdown catch. Not his best game by any means.