By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 10:40 am in Oakland Raiders.
Cam Newton’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith has the Panthers up at the end of the quarter.
The Raiders lost Carson Palmer to a rib injury on a hit by Greg Hardy that drew a roughing the passer call for leading with the helmet to the back. Tyvon Branch is questionable to return wiht a foot injury.
On three third-and-1 plays, the Raiders lost five yards on a Darren McFadden run on their first possession, had Palmer knocked out of the game on a third-and-1, and also lost 2 yards on a Matt Leinart pass to Marcel Reece.