The Raiders tried a little trickery and three quarterbacks, but the Panthers have an early lead.
Despite a 22-yard trick-play reception by Terrelle Pryor, the Panthers look like the sharper offensive team in Charlotte.
Cam Newton hit Steve Smith with a 23-yard touchdown pass, taking Smith off the hook for an earlier mistake as the Panthers have a 7-0 lead. Smith was called for a holding (though it could have been a two-point takedown) which took a 76-yard touchdown run by DeAngelo Williams off the board.
The Raiders are now using Matt Leinart at quarterback, after Carson Palmer was drilled in the back by Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, who led with his head.