Desmond Bryant

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: NFL COmmissioner Roger Goodell poses for a photo with Carolina Panthers #1 overall pick Cam Newton from Auburn during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Cam Newton’s Ref Bump Could Be First Test Of Roger Goodell’s Post-Bounty Gate Power

‘Tis the season to find out who was naughty and who was nice, so when Roger Goodell gets handed the paperwork from Sunday’s Raiders-Panthers game, he will see that Carolina’s Cam Newton was very, very naughty. The NFL Commissioner will leave a few lumps of coal in Newton’s stocking and could add a note telling the quarterback to just watch his team’s season finale on TV.

12/25/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 23: A sign in the stands during the game between the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders at Bank of America Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Notch Their First Three Game Streak Since 2009

It was a day not fit for man nor beast, and that was just the yellow flags that were raining down on their heads. A plethora of personal fouls ruined an otherwise boring game but in the end the Carolina Panthers did something no one thought possible a few short weeks ago and that was matching last year’s win total.

12/24/2012

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders and Willie Colon #74 of the Pittsburgh Steelers get tangled up in a fight during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 23, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Without Seymour, Raiders Left Defenseless Against ‘Healthier’ Panthers

Defense has not been a trademark of the 2012 Raiders, having given up 402 points in 14 games, so it will be no surprise if they add to that inflated number this weekend. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Richard Seymour has somehow stayed on the active roster all season, despite missing the last six contests, and he will be out again when his team tries to slow down the recharged Panthers.

12/22/2012

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