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.
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.