Found October 23, 2011 on
NBC Bay Area:
The Kansas Chiefs hit the Pick Six Sunday at O.co Coliseum on a day when two things were crystal clear:
First, all those who said Kyle Boller isn’t adequate to lead the Oakland Raiders to the playoffs, take a bow.
And second, all those who said it would be folly to throw Carson Palmer onto the field just days after his acquisition in a trade, also take a bow.
Turns out both were right. But two rights made for a very wrong result for the Raiders, as the Chiefs intercepted six passes – returning two for touchdowns – in a 28-0 victory over the Raiders.
As ESPN’s Bill Williamson wrote after Sunday’s game: “Both quarterbacks were dreadful.”
A week after losing starting quarterback Jason Campbell to a broken collarbone, perhaps it wouldn’t have mattered who started in his place Sunday.
The Raiders entered the game without kicker Sebastian Janikowski, then lost Darren McFadden, the NFL’s leading rusher, to an undisclosed foot injury after just two carries.
Boller started the game and was...
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Oakland’s biggest two weeks of the season may come without any games being played. Carson Palmer is about to take a crash course in the Raiders offense. The team will practice the next two days during the bye week, and then Palmer will work separately with his receivers away from the coaching staff. “Yeah, I…
Carson Palmer played like a quarterback who was sitting on his couch less than a week ago thinking he was retired.
The problem for the Oakland Raiders was that starter Kyle Boller didn't look any better.
Kendrick Lewis returned one of Boller's three interceptions for a touchdown and Brandon Flowers took back one of Palmer's three picks for another score to help the...
Ken O'Brien wasn't just on the Carson Palmer bandwagon he was steering it.
It’s always entertaining (to me) to repeatedly realize that the people I covered in Los Angeles and Philadelphia years ago always seem to come back into the news, most frequently right here in the Bay Area. It happened again last week. It always happens. So, after a respectable pause, I got...
In the end, it didn't much matter whether Kyle Boller or Carson Palmer played quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. The Kansas City Chiefs had their way with both.
Carson Palmer said he was excited and uncomfortable at the same time Sunday in what turned out to be his ugly debut in a Raiders uniform.
Now, he says he’ll be “grinding” to make certain that uncomfortable feeling is dead and buried by the time the Raiders (4-3) play their next game on Nov. 6 against the Broncos (2-4).
Palmer came on in relief of starter Kyle Boller at quarterback...
In the end, it didn't much matter whether Kyle Boller or Carson Palmer played quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. The Kansas City Chiefs had their way with both. Kendrick Lewis and Brandon Flowers returned interceptions for touchdowns and the Chiefs took advantage of rusty quarterback play from Boller and Palmer to beat the Oakland Raiders 28-0 on Sunday.
How? Let me count the ways.> Trying to get some writing done in the midst of what seem to be every passenger on the plane that needs to get up, stretch, talk, mess with the overhead compartment and more more more> Having Ernest Graham and Darren McFadden, both of whom went down with injuries early, and gave me next to nothing> Squalling infant two rows up, because that&...
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