Scott Fowler: Panthers get a win over Washington, but falling in 2021 NFL draft position is a loss

When does a fan want his own team to lose? In situations exactly like Sunday’s, when the Carolina Panthers could have put themselves in position to possibly grab the No. 3 overall selection in the 2021 NFL draft with a loss to the Washington Football Team. Instead, in what was a very 2020 kind of twist on the season, the Panthers (5-10) chose Sunday to play one of their better games of the year. They held on to beat Washington (6-9) and former Carolina coach Ron Rivera, 20-13, but in the meantime pushed their own spot in the 2021 draft order down toward the bottom of the top 10 with one week l…

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