The Carolina Panthers were not hospitable in defeating the Oakland Raiders 17-6 at home in Charlotte Sunday afternoon.

This was a physical game from beginning to end.  The Panthers extended their winning streak to 3 games and showed some growth after a slow start this season. This recent streak by the Panthers may have taken Head Coach Ron Rivera off the hot seat. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders continue to look for answers. This was a game of two teams that were looking for positives to take home with them in the off-season. Two teams whose futures are still ahead of them. Physical match-ups such as these can reveal a lot about the teams involved.

Let's delve into what we've learned about these two squads.