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Week 10 Game Recap: Carolina Panthers 17, Oakland Raiders 6
What you need to know
In what could clearly be defined as an ugly win, the Panthers beat the Raiders 17-6 despite just 72 yards passing and four interceptions by QB Jake Delhomme. After Oakland lost a fumble on the opening kickoff, Delhomme connected with WR Muhsin Muhammad for a three yard score on a short field. However, Delhomme completed just six more passes throughout the game as the Panthers let the Raiders hang around.
RB DeAngelo Williams ran for 140 yards and added a 69 yard touchdown run for the team's only other touchdown of the game and K John Kasay knocked in a field goal from 32 yards out late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal for the Panthers.
This was an ugly game for Oakland from beginning to end. WR Johnnie Lee Higgins fumbled the opening kickoff of the game and the Panthers turned it into an early first quarter touchdown.
The Raiders offense didn't fare much better than the special teams as QB Andrew Walter threw for 143 yards and two interceptions and was unable to get anything going at all offensively for his ball club.
K Sebastian Janikowski kicked two third quarter field goals that made up all of Oakland's scoring for the game, but a combination of sacks, turnovers and penalties pushed the Raiders further away from the end zone throughout the game.
Oakland wasted a good performance from their defense, which picked off four passes, had two sacks and gave up just 57 net passing yards.
What you ought to know
|QB Jake Delhomme, Pass: 7 - 27 - 72 - 1 TD / 4 INT, Rush: 1 - 0 - 0|
Jake Delhomme had a game to forget against the Raiders, but luckily for both he and the Panthers, Carolina was able to do enough to hold on for the win. Delhomme finished just seven of 27 passing for 72 yards, a three yard touchdown pass to WR Muhsin Muhammad and four interceptions for what has to be one of the worst outings of his career. He never seemed to be out of sync with his receivers and looked flustered throughout the game.
|RB DeAngelo Williams, Rush: 19 - 140 - 1, Rec: 1 - 3 - 0 (1 targets)|
DeAngelo Williams got the bulk of the work running the ball for the Panthers and responded for Carolina with 19 rushes for 140 yards and a touchdown and also added one reception for three yards on his only target of the game. For the game, Williams averaged over seven yards a carry -- which was helped by his touchdown run of 69 yards.
|RB Jonathan Stewart, Rush: 7 - 21 - 0 (2 targets)|
Stewart's playing status was up in the air, but the rookie was able to go and chipped in with seven rushes for 21 yards on the ground. DeAngelo Williams clearly got most of the work in the running game though.
|WR Muhsin Muhammad, Rec: 3 - 38 - 1 (6 targets)|
Muhsin Muhammad was targeted six times and finished with three receptions for 38 yards. He scored a first quarter touchdown on the team's first possession as he caught a three yard touchdown from QB Jake Delhomme.
|WR Steve Smith, Rec: 1 - 9 - 0 (7 targets)|
Smith led Carolina with seven targets, but was only able to manage one reception for nine yards. Two passes thrown his way were picked off by the Raiders. Despite the meager stat line, Smith was open on a number of occasions -- his day was hampered by Delhomme's inaccuracy.
|WR D.J. Hackett, Rec: 1 - 13 - 0 (4 targets)|
Hackett received four targets, all on third downs, and came down with one reception for 13 yards.
|TE Jeff King, Rec: 1 - 9 - 0 (3 targets)|
King was targeted three times and finished with one reception for nine yards.
|PK John Kasay 1 - 2 FG, 2 - 2 XP, 5 points|
Kasay connected on a 32 yard field goal with less than two minutes left to put the game out of reach and added two extra points to finish with five points.
|CAR Rush Defense|
The Panthers gave up 147 net rushing yards on 36 attempts, for a 4.1 ypc average. They did allow a few runs of over ten yards, but Oakland's inability to convert on second and third and longs made the little success they had running the ball irrelevant.
LB Jon Beason led the way with 11 solo tackles and four assists and LB Thomas Davis added eight solo tackles and two assists to lead the defense.
|CAR Pass Defense|
Carolina was able to shut down the mediocre Oakland passing attack as they allowed just 112 yards passing, recorded five sacks, forced five fumbles and intercepted QB Andrew Walter two times. They held Oakland to just two of 17 on third downs for the game.
DB's Chris Gamble and Richard Marshall each had interceptions for Carolina and DL Julius Peppers had a huge game with seven solo tackles and three sacks to lead the defense.
|QB Andrew Walter, Pass: 14 - 32 - 143 - 0 TD / 2 INT, Rush: 4 - 19 - 0|
Walter started the game with starter JaMarcus Russell out with injury and finished 14 of 32 for 143 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 19 yards rushing on four carries. Walter also fumbled three times, but lost none, and had to leave the game for a brief amount of time with an ankle injury, but later returned and played through it.
|RB Justin Fargas, Rush: 22 - 89 - 0, Rec: 1 - 9 - 0 (3 targets)|
With Darren McFadden missing the game due to injury, Fargas shouldered the load in the running game for the Raiders and finished with 22 rushes for 89 yards and added on reception for nine yards on three targets in the passing game.
|RB Michael Bush, Rush: 8 - 30 - 0, Rec: 5 - 43 - 0 (10 targets)|
Bush ran the ball eight times for 30 yards on the ground and caught five balls for 43 yards on a team high ten targets in the passing game. However, of those ten targets, five came on the club's last drive in their hurry up offense.
|WR Javon Walker, Rec: 2 - 27 - 0 (6 targets)|
Walker was the only Raiders WR with a catch. He received six targets and came down with two receptions for 27 yards.
|TE Zach Miller, Rec: 3 - 42 - 0 (5 targets)|
Miller was targeted five times and finished with three receptions for 42 yards.
|PK Sebastian Janikowski 2 - 3 FG, 0 - 0 XP, 6 points|
Janikowski connected on field goal attempts from 38 and 45 yards out and missed a 58 yard attempt with 13 seconds to go to finish with six points in the game. Janikowski passed George Blanda for the Raider all time scoring record with his 45 yard field goal, perhaps the only bright spot of the game for Oakland.
|OAK Rush Defense|
For the game, the Raiders allowed 162 net yards rushing on 28 attempts, for a 5.8 ypc average, but 69 of those yards came on the Williams touchdown run.
LB Kirk Morrison led the way with six solo tackles and two assists.
|OAK Pass Defense|
The Raiders were all over the place defensively against the pass as they allowed just 57 net passing yards, recorded two sacks and four interceptions. They did allow one passing touchdown on a short field in the first quarter, but that was the only success Carolina had in the passing game.
DB Rashad Baker picked off two Delhomme passes and LB Sam Williams and DB Nnamdi Asomugha each recorded one interception for the Raiders.