Carson Palmer


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton says starting defensive end Greg Hardy did not make the trip to New Orleans as he continues to deal with a family matter.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly says the Raiders were gunning for Cam Newton after the Panthers took out quarterback Carson Palmer.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer has left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a back injury and will not return, the team announced.


OAKLAND (4-10) At CAROLINA (5-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 9 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 4-10; Carolina 7-7

SERIES RECORD - Series tied 2-2


KANSAS CITY (2-11) At OAKLAND (3-10)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Raiders by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Kansas City 5-8; Oakland 3-10