Former UConn standout Sio Moore could prove to be the big play specialist that Oakland has been searching for at linebacker. The third-round pick is one of several standouts in what might be the draft class that helps rebuild the Raiders' mystique.
The Raiders spotted the Panthers a 7-0 lead, then lost starting QB Carson Palmer to a rib injury late in the first quarter. Thanks to a strong defensive effort, the Raiders stayed close for much of the game, but ultimately lost 17-6, falling to 4-11 with one game left to play.
The Raiders pitched their first shutout since Dec. 28, 2002, when they beat the Chiefs 24-0 Sunday at the Coliseum. Oakland improved to 4-10 and snapped a six-game losing streak, winning for the first time since Oct. 28 when it beat the Chiefs 26-16 at Arrowhead Stadium.