For the third time in his 11 NFL seasons, Carson Palmer is about to make his debut with a new team.
Every year around this time, I find myself getting asked the same question over and over again from people who know I enjoy football. “So, who do you like this season?”
Anybody who watched the Cardinals last year saw that they needed help at the quarterback position. Considering their options, Arizona has to be happy with their off-season addition of Carson Palmer.
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After overwhelming another overmatched division rival, Peyton Manning and the streaking Denver Broncos can turn their attention to much more meaningful opponents.
In the early game, the Broncos face a Cincinnati squad that has fallen on hard times as of late, having dropped three straight.
While Oakland leads the all-time series 57-45-2, the Chargers ran off quite a streak against their arch-rival in the previous decade, going 14-6 against the Silver and Black. Oakland, meantime, has won three of the last four encounters. The landscape of the AFC West may come into focus as early as Monday Night.
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Former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson has been hired as an assistant with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Oakland Raiders returned from their bye week on Monday by signing former Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard and are planning a workout for former Pro Bowl receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Kyle Boller dropped back on Oakland’s first series and threw a pass to the left sideline that Kendrick Lewis intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Carson Palmer did the same to the right side to Brandon Carr in the fourth quarter.
After numerous reports indicating that Carson Palmer will start on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, Hue Jackson may have re-thought his decision after a few practices.
Darrius Heyward-Bey was quick to introduce himself to new Raiders teammate Carson Palmer and was among a handful of wide receivers who joined the quarterback for additional throwing following Palmer’s first practice with Oakland this week.
Sources indicate that Palmer will be starting Sunday but Hue Jackson will not make it official till Friday.
The Oakland Raiders made a bold move to replace injured quarterback Jason Campbell on Tuesday, trading two high draft picks to the Cincinnati Bengals for Carson Palmer.