Carson Palmer made a triumphant return to Oakland.
The last game of the first week of the NFL season Monday evening brought fans a rematch of the preseason finale. Yes, field goals played a role in this game too.
John Brown caught a 13-yard scoring pass from Carson Palmer with 2:25 to play, and the Arizona Cardinals rallied to beat the San Diego Chargers 18-17 on Monday night.
As the San Diego Chargers get set to tackle the 2014 season in Glendale, Arizona next Monday evening versus the Cardinals, the squad finalized its preseason cuts and named players to the practice squad within the last few days.
In the preseason finale last Thursday evening in San Diego, the Bolts kicked their way to a 12-9 win over the NFC West Cardinals – yes, the same team they will face come Monday in Glendale.
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.