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Game facts: Panthers at Raiders

Key matchup:  The Raiders offense averages 275.5 pass yards per game (4th in NFL). The Panthers defense allows 271.7 pass yards per game (27th in NFL). 

Best offense in Raiders history?:  Oakland is averaging 6.0 yards per play this year, which would set a new franchise record if it holds up for the rest of the season.

Pocket protected:  The Raiders have allowed fewer sacks (11) and QB hits (19) than any team in the NFL this season. 

Penalties still an issue:  Oakland leads the league in total penalties (98) and penalty yards (821). 

Vastly improved defense:  After ranking last in total defense in Weeks 1-6, the Raiders defense has improved. In Weeks 7-11, Oakland is tied for the 8th-best scoring defense and 6th-best total defense in the NFL.

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