Time to Grab the Panthers By Their...
By: Jimbo X
Join The Internet Is In America on Sunday, Nov. 27, for our LIVE play-by-play (well, more like possession-by-possession, but that shit is deathly for SEO) coverage of week 12's Raiders vs. Panthers game. The shenanigans begin at 4 p.m. eastern time (with updates every commercial break) so be sure to bookmark this shit before kickoff. And as always, do us and yourselves a kindness and let all your fellow Raiders fans know what we're up to by posting links to our coverage on your social media pages. Hey, we're all in this together, remember (#silverandblacklivesmatter) ...3:19 p.m. - Alright, not even going to lie, I am going to be WAY late covering this one. You know what that means - hitherto unmentioned grocery mega-sale time.
3:20 p.m. - Ryan Kalil and Luke Kuechly are both out for the Panthers. Colin Jones is questionable and Michael Oher and Zack Sanchez are on injury reserved for Carolina.
3:22 p.m. - The Raiders are four-point favorites. The over-under is 50.
3:23 p.m. - The Raiders average 27.2 points per game and 398 total yards (280 passing and 118 rushing.) The Panthers average 24.4 points per game and 371.4 total yards (264 passing and 107 rushing.)
3:25 p.m. - The Raiders are allowing 0.3 less points per contest, but the Panthers are allowing about 30 less yards per game. The Raiders are allowing 286.6 passing yards per game (compared to the Panthers' 290), while the Panthers are allowing 81.8 rushing yards per contest (compared to the Raiders' 115.7)
3:27 p.m. - The Raiders are 6-4 against the spread this season. They are 1-3 as favorites and 2-3 at home. The Panthers are 2-7-1 this year against the spread; they are 0-0-1 as underdogs and 1-2-1 away.
5:34 p.m. - OK, I'm back. There is about five minutes left in the first half and the Raiders have a 17-7 lead.
5:35 p.m. - So Seth Roberts got an early TD, Cam Newton responded with a rushing score, the Raiders hit back with a Latavius Murray rushing score and a Sea-Bass field goal gave Oakland the 10-point lead.
5:37 p.m. - Carolina begins around their own 15. A holding penalty makes it second and 20.
5:38 p.m. - Newton gets maybe three yards on a run.
5:39 p.m. - Oh, and CAR offensive lineman Darryl Williams is down. Time for a commercial break.
5:40 p.m. - Third and 17. And the deep ball is broken up downfield.
5:42 p.m. - But a flag is down. It's an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty call against Carolina.
5:43 p.m. - Carolina has to kick out of their own end zone. Richard slips, but makes it all the way down to the midfield logo.
5:44 p.m. - Murray with about three yards on the run.
5:44 p.m. - Second and seven. And Carr gets sacked.
5:45 p.m. - Third and 12. Flags on the field. Offsides call against Carolina, right before the two-minute warning.
5:49 p.m. - Third and seven. Incomplete to Seth Roberts.
5:51 p.m. - Carolina pinned back at their own 10 with about ninety seconds left.
5:51 p.m. - Second and five. INTERCEPTION KHALIL MACK!
5:52 p.m. - HE RETURNS IT FOR A TD, BUT A FLAG IS DOWN. It's against Carolina!
5:53 p.m. - THE PICK SIX STANDS! A Sea-Bass XP makes it 24-7 Raiders!
5:55 p.m. - The crowd in Oakland is thunderous. Panthers with the ball back, at their own 25. The back gets smacked right at the line.
5:55 p.m. - And the Panthers will just run out the clock.
5:58 p.m. - To give you an idea just how bad things are going for Carolina, Cam Newton only has 18 yards. No, not running, passing. And you can go on ahead and scale that down to 12 yards if you count the real estate lost to sacks.
5:59 p.m. - Newton is 3 for 12 on pass attempts today, giving him a quarterback rating of 4.9. By comparison, Derek Carr's QBR is 117.7.
6:01 p.m. - Still, the Panthers are outyarding the Raiders on the ground, posting 77 yards to Oakland's 28.
6:10 p.m. - The Raiders get the ball back to begin the third.
6:11 p.m. - Crabtree gets eight, maybe nine on the pick-up.
6:12 p.m. - Second and one. Oh shit, Carr fumbles the ball, and it looks like he hurt his hand.
6:12 p.m. - He appears to have dislocated a finger. Shit.
6:13 p.m. - Carolina gets possession.
6:13 p.m. - Carr is headed to the locker room. The Panthers are at the OAK 15. Matt McGloin is pitching practice balls on the sideline.
6:14 p.m. - Second and seven. Stewart runs down to the OAK 3.
6:15 p.m. - First and goal for the Panthers. The back gets hit for a loss.
6:15 p.m. - Incomplete throw in the end zone, but there is a pass interference call against Oakland.
6:16 p.m. - Another flag down. False start call against Bruce Irvin.
6:17 p.m. - Second and goal. And that'll be a reaching touchdown for the Panthers.
6:18 p.m. - But at least the point after is blocked, I suppose. That makes it 24-13, Raiders.
6:21 p.m. - Raiders take a knee, so McGloin will take over at the OAK 25.
6:22 p.m. - Murray with about a four yard run.
6:24 p.m. - Second and six. Murray with another four-yard run.
6:25 p.m. - Third and two. Murray gets enough to move the chains, but there is a flag on the play. Illegal shift against the Raiders.
6:26 p.m. - Third and seven. The Panthers blitz, so McGloin throws it away like a scared little bitch.
6:27 p.m. - CARR IS BACK ON THE FIELD. Whoa, that was spooky.
6:28 p.m. - Holding call against Carolina on the King punt. Carr is throwing some practice balls now.
6:30 p.m. - Stewart with a run up the gut. Three, maybe four yards on the play.
6:30 p.m. - Second and six. Sean Smith bats the ball down.
6:31 p.m. - Third and six. Carr puts his helmet back on.
6:31 p.m. - So, of course, Newton would hit Ted Ginn, Jr. for a 90 yard touchdown. Of course he would.
6:32 p.m. - Panthers going for two. The pass is too high. That leaves it 24-19, Raiders.
6:35 p.m. - Well, that's 12 unanswered points for Carolina in the third.
6:35 p.m - Carr, rocking a solo black glove, is back under center.
6:36 p.m. - Huge ovation for the QB's return. First shot out the gate is a 17-yard zinger to Clive Walford.
6:36 p.m. - Cooper gets three, maybe four yards on the pick-up.
6:37 p.m. - Second and seven. Richard gets four, perhaps five yards on the run.
6:38 p.m. - Third and two. Crabtree picks it up and the Raiders move the chains.
6:38 p.m. - Richard hit behind the line on first down.
6:39 p.m. - Second and 13. And Carr on the run lobs an interception. Well, fuck.
6:40 p.m. - Panthers take over at the OAK 30. And the Panthers run it to move the chains.
6:41 p.m. - Carolina has 132 yards this quarter already.
6:42 p.m. - Tedd Ginn takes it to the OAK 5.
6:43 p.m. - First and goal. And Stewart gets the TD.
6:44 p.m. - Carolina going for two. And the receiver can't hang on to it. Carolina nonetheless takes the lead, 25-24.
6:46 p.m. - Raiders take over at their own 25. The Panthers now have more total yardage than the Raiders.
6:49 p.m. - Roberts bobbles the ball. And it's third and 10.
6:49 p.m. - And it's incomplete. A three and out, here comes King to punt.
6:50 p.m. - Second and 10 for the Panthers.
6:52 p.m. - The back gets five. Third and five coming up.
6:52 p.m. - And the downfield catch is ruled out of bounds. And there is a flag on the defense.
6:53 p.m. - The drive continues for Carolina. Second and eight.
6:54 p.m. - A lineman is down for Carolina.
6:56 p.m. - And that's the end of the third quarter.
7:00 p.m.- Now D.J. Hayden is down.
7:02 p.m. - Some guy named Hamilton is in as a cornerback.
7:02 p.m. - Third and one for Carolina at midfield. And Kelvin Benjamin reels in a 44-yard touchdown. Motherfucker.
7:03 p.m. - That makes it 32-24, Carolina.
7:06 p.m. - That's 25 unanswered points for the Panthers. Raiders take over at their own 25.
7:07 p.m. - Crabtree gets eight, maybe nine on the catch.
7:07 p.m. - Second and one. Murray easily moves the chains.
7:08 p.m. - Richard with a big run. Personal foul against the defense gives the Raiders even more yardage.
7:09 p.m. - Raiders at the CAR 40 . Murray gets five on the catch.
7:09 p.m. - Second and five. Murray gets about three.
7:10 p.m. - Third and three. And Crabtree gets enough for a new set of downs.
7:10 p.m. - Richard loses yardage on the first down run.
7:11 p.m. - Second and 11. Crabtree overthrown in the endzone.
7:12 p.m. - Third and 11. And Walford reels it in to move the chains.
7:12 p.m. - First and 10 at the CAR 15. TOUCHDOWN CLIVE WALFORD!
7:13 p.m. - Raiders going for two. AND SETH ROBERTS CATCHES IT TO TIE THE GAME!
7:14 p.m. - And with less than eight minutes left in the contest, it's all knotted up 32-32.
7:17 p.m. - The Panthers take over around their own 20.
7:18 p.m. - Ginn gets 11 to move the first down markers.
7:18 p.m. - Stewart gets about five on the run.
7:18 p.m. - And a holding call takes away what would've been a first down reception.
7:19 p.m. - Second and 17. The back gets seven yards back.
7:20 p.m. -Third and 10. And the receiver is bumped out of bounds a yard shy of the first down marker.
7:21 p.m. - Fourth and one. And the Panthers are going to punt. Richard goes down at the 13 yard line. About five minutes left in regulation.
7:22 p.m. - Carr pushed out of bounds behind the line on an aborted first down scramble.
7:24 p.m. - Second and 14. Roberts gets three, maybe four yards.
7:25 p.m. - Third and nine. AND CRABTREE PICKS UP A HUGE GAIN DOWNFIELD!
7:26 p.m. - The defensive pass interference call is obviously turned down. That was a 49-yard pass, by the way.
7:26 p.m. - First and 10. Murray runs it up the gut for at least five.
7:26 p.m. - Second and five. And Crabtree with ANOTHER big pick-up down the sideline.
7:27 p.m. - First and 10 at the CAR 20. Murray runs it down the middle for about eight.
7:28 p.m. - Three minutes left. Second and three. Murray gets maybe a yard on the run.
7:29 p.m. - The Panthers call a timeout.
7:30 p.m. - Third and one. And Murray picks it up.
7:31 p.m. - And that's the two minute warning.
7:33 p.m. - Murray gets a yard. Carolina takes a timeout.
7:34 p.m. - Incomplete pass to Andre Holmes.
7:34 p.m. - Third down.
7:35 p.m. - Olawale in. Carr throws it too quickly. No flags down.
7:35 p.m. - Sea-Bass out. He is automatic. The Raiders regain the lead, 35-32.
7:37 p.m. - Panthers take over at their own 25. One minute, 45 seconds left in the fourth.
7:38 p.m. - Olsen takes it to the CAR 45.
7:39 p.m. - 1:15 left. Panthers at the Raiders 45.
7:39 p.m. - Under pressure, Newton throws it away.
7:39 p.m. - Second and 10. 1:10 remaining.
7:40 p.m. - Under pressure again, Newton just chunks it once more.
7:41 p.m. - Third and 10. Panthers take their final timeout.
7:42 p.m. - And Greg Olsen cannot hold on to the ball.
7:43 p.m. - Fourth and 10. AND NEWTON GETS SACKED BY MACK!
7:43 p.m. - And Mack recovers a strip fumble on the same play!
7:44 p.m. - Carr takes a knee, and the Raiders will just run the clock out.
7:44 p.m. - And that's it from Oakland! After giving up a bajillion points in the third quarter, the Raiders managed to rally in the fourth and their defense definitely stood up when it mattered on the final drive. And with the 35-32 win, the Raiders improve to 9-2 on the year and remain atop not only the AFC West, but the American Football Conference altogether.
7:45 p.m. - And yes, the Raiders have their first winning record since Saddam Hussein was in power. Think about that shit.
7:46 p.m. - God ... I love football, with a passion.