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Samuel does best McCaffrey impression in Panthers’ win

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon Zylstra (16) is surround by teammates after scoring a...
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon Zylstra (16) is surround by teammates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Updated: Dec. 27, 2020 at 10:59 PM CST
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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers got a big performance from an unlikely star to snap their three-game losing streak.

Wide receiver Curtis Samuel set career highs with 106 yards receiving and 52 yards rushing in Carolina’s 20-13 victory that spoiled Washington’s first chance to clinch the NFC East.

Samuel broke off a 45-yard run to set up one of the Panthers’ two offensive touchdowns and caught five passes from Teddy Bridgewater.

Samuel could be a highly sought-after free agent during the offseason with his rookie contract up. The 24-year-old insisted winning was more important than the numbers he put up.

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