Posted December 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are showing signs of life following a disastrous start to the season. While wins haven't been easy to come by for the Oakland Raiders, they proved plenty formidable last week. The Panthers try to win three straight for the first time in three seasons Sunday against the visiting Raiders, who hope to build on their first victory since late October. Since losing eight of its first 10 games, Carolina (5-9) has looked like a completely different team. The Panthers have averaged 28.0 points and 407.5 yards while taking three of four, committing an NFL-low one turnover since Week 12. They averaged 18.4 points and 1.8 turnovers in their first 10. Newton's play has had plenty to do with the team's success over the last four weeks. The former Auburn standout has an NFL-best 113.1 passer rating to go with nine touchdowns and no interceptions. "I could not have done it without my offense, and they could not have done it without me,"...
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