Originally written on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 10/21/11
After starting 0-3, the Kansas City Chiefs have won two straight and are coming off a bye week as they prepare for Sunday’s matchup at O.co Coliseum against the Raiders. In their past three games, the Chiefs – who started the season by being pummeled by an 89-10 margin by the Bills and Lions the first two weeks of the season – have been much improved, thanks in part to quarterback Matt Cassel, who’s thrown seven TD passes vs. just one interception, while having a quarterback rating of 100 or better in each game. Cassel, however, isn’t the quarterback anyone outside Kansas City seems interested in talking about this week. Carson Palmer, acquired by the Raiders Tuesday in a trade with the Bengals, is one of the biggest stories in the NFL now. As of Friday morning, head coach Hue Jackson hadn’t announced if Palmer would start Sunday, but team and league sources have indicated in several reports that it will be Palmer, not Kyle Boller, who will be Oakland’s quarterback. Jackson, in fact...
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