In a game riddled with confrontations, shoving matches and six unnecessary roughness penalties, the Carolina Panthers came out on top, beating the Raiders at home 17-6.
Cam Newton finished the day going 18/29, 170 YDS, 1 TD and 1 interception, and also accounted of the Carolina penalties by bumped an official after complaining of several late hits. He was lucky to not get ejected, but the behavior will certainly draw a close look from the league.
Raider QB Carson Palmer was on the receiver end of one of the Panthers penalties as well, after DE Greg Hardy drilled him in the back.
He left the game and in came Matt Leinhart, who threw for only 115 yards passing in more than 3 quarters.
The Panther have now won 4 of their five games under head coach Ron Rivera.