DC Sports Huddle: Can the Washington Football Team contain Cam Newton?

November 17, 2021

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 22: Cam Newton #1 talks with head coach Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers during the final minute of their win against the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Pathers won 44-16. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

There are storylines abound for Sunday’s matchup between the Washington Football Team and the Carolina Panthers, including Cam Newton squaring off against his former head coach Ron Rivera in the return to Bank of America Stadium for both men. The WTOP Sports team debates whether the much-maligned Burgundy and Gold defense can contain the former MVP and if Washington would be better off if Newton were on the opposite sideline.

Also inside the D.C. Sports Huddle: As of Wednesday afternoon, the Wizards lead the Eastern Conference with a 10-3 record — the best start Washington has seen since 1974. Are the Wiz for real or is another disappointment around the corner?

WTOP Senior Sports Director Dave Johnson, Sports Director George Wallace, Senior Content Producer Rob Woodfork and fellow sports anchor Dave Preston talk about it.

Watch the discussion below.

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