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Dec 22, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is hurt as he is hit by Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) and defensive end Charles Johnson (95) helps defend in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Palmer Goes Down As Oakland Raiders Fall 17-6 To Carolina Panthers

The Oakland Raiders took another beating today, and this time it was a 17-6 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor actually saw some action today, as Carson Palmer was injured after being rocked by Greg Hardy, who was flagged for roughing the passer.

Leinart threw for 115 yards with an interception, while Palmer threw for just 31 yards in minimal action. Pryor also had a mere five passing yards. Neither quarterback was able to score a touchdown.

Carolina’s two touchdowns came from a 23-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Steve Smith in the first quarter, and from a second quarter 3-yard run by Newton.

The only points that the Raiders managed to put up were two field goals by Sebastian Janikowski, one from 21 yards away, and the other from 31 yards deep.

The 51-yard field goal by Graham Gano in the fourth quarter were the last points of the evening, pushing Carolina’s lead to 11.

And so now the Raiders stand at 4-11 and the draft could not come any sooner for them. Their entire roster needs reshaping, so it will be something exciting for fans to look forward to.

Stay tuned with Golden Gate Sports for updates on Palmer’s injury, and everything else Raiders as we look forward to their last game of the season next week against the San Diego Chargers.

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