Found November 23, 2012 on RotoAsk:
The return of Carson Palmer back to Cincinnati is one of the many highlights of afternoon games in week 11. We know the story line from last year, where Palmer would rather retire than play another year for the Bengals. How did that work out? Well, the Bengals are an emerging team featuring a great combo of young talent at the skill positions, and a couple of extra draft picks to go along with it. Mr. Palmer, on the other hand, is the quarterback of one of the worst teams in football this year. While Palmer’s passing numbers are nice as expected, averaging 288 yards per game through the air. Unfortunately for the Raiders, it’s all they have. They have next to no running game as Darren McFadden continues to prove that he is made of glass, and you would have to think that it’s time for fantasy owners, and the Raiders to move on from him. Marcel Reece has looked good catching passes out of the backfield, but he is limited, and once teams start keying in on him a little more he will not be as effective. Carson Palmer returns to Cincinnati! You excited? The problem for Oakland is that they are worse than brutal on the defense. They can’t cover, the can’t tackle, they are just pilons out there. They are giving up 32 points a game, which is a league worst. They have been getting physically mismatched in games as well, as running backs have been piling up the yards on them Welcoming them is the Bengals from Cincinnati, who have been playing great football as of late. They are coming off a nice win over the Kansas City Chiefs, and physically beat down the New York Giants. They look to continue their quest for a wild card spot with a win over the 3-7 Raiders. Andy Dalton looks to continue his precision passing and has really stepped up in his second year, where he is starting to figure out defenses in this league. Helping him out is receiving beast A.J. Green who is coming into his own, and challenging Calvin Johnson for title of the best in football. Green has found the end zone in 9 consecutive games and he is one reception (64) away from passing his total of catches from a year ago. Look for him to surpass that in this game, as well as run his TD streak to 10 against the Raiders. The Bengals feature a nice running game with Ben Jarvis Green-Ellis who posted a season high game last week with 101 yards an a score. Look for him to hit that mark again against Oakland, who have been lit up for some big games this year, most notably Doug Martin piling up 250+ on them. The major separation of these teams is defense. Coach Marvin Lewis has always had a sound and steady unit in his tenure in Cincinnati. They are no longer referred to as the “Bungals”. This defense ranks middle of pack in just about every category, but they know how to get after the quarterback -getting to the opposing signal caller a total of 31 times this year (3rd in NFL) Look for Cincy to win the line battle on both sides of the ball and give Carson Palmer fits. Bengals win easily Fantasy Studs – AJ Green, Andy Dalton, Andre Hawkins, Green Ellis, Denarius Moore, Marcel Reece Rude awakening in Cincy – Carson Palmer  

Carson Palmer says it was time to leave the Bengals

Former Bengals and current Oakland Raiders starting  quarterback Carson Palmer says he wanted out of Cincinnati last season for professional reasons and that it was time for him to go. “Really just professional. Like I said, it was time. It was definitely time to move on, said Palmer, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.  ”I’m glad the way it worked out and I’m glad for the Bengals...

Raiders promote LB Burnett from practice squad

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Darren McFadden Not Practicing Friday

Oakland running back Darren McFadden (ankle) missed Friday's practice and beat writer Steve Corkran is reporting that both McFadden and Mike Goodson will not play in Week 12.Fantasy Spin:McFadden has never been a quick healer and the original diagnosis in Week 9 was 2-4 weeks. Marcel Reece is the best fantasy option out of the Raiders backfield after posting 193 yards from scrimmage...

Oakland Raiders versus Cincinnati Bengals point spread, line and preview

The Oakland Raiders will play against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The game will be played at 1 p.m. EST and can be seen on CBS. So what is the spread for the game between the Raiders and Bengals? The Bengals are an 8.5 point favorite with the over/under (total points) for the game set at 51. The Bengals halted a four game losing streak a few weeks ago and...

Keys to Victory: Week 12 vs. Cincinnati

Next up for the Raiders is one of the hottest teams in the AFC, with a trip to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. The past two games for the Silver and Black have yielded embarrassing results to say the least.  If Carson Palmer’s return to Cincinnati is going to be any different for the Raiders, improvements need to be made in [...]

Darren McFadden Likely Out For Week 12

Steve Corkran tweets that Raiders RB Darren McFadden is unlikely to play against the Bengals this weekend. McFadden has already missed a few weeks now with an ankle injury, but there was hope that he would be available for Week 12. Marcel Reece figures to see another solid workload against Cincinnati with Mike Goodson also dealing with an ankle injury of his own.

Palmer not dwelling on past in Cincinnati

Chances are good Carson Palmer will end up with more passing yards in a season for the Raiders than he ever had in Cincinnati. He has proven that his arm is as good as ever and still flashes the skills that made him one of the NFL's elite quarterbacks with the Bengals in 2005 and 2006, starting a year after he came out of USC as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and winner...

Bengals not focusing on Palmer's return

For over a year, fans have been looking forward to Carson Palmer's return to Paul Brown Stadium as the Raiders face the Bengals. When it comes to the players though, they moved on from it all during the lockout. The focus this week isn't on why Palmer decided he wanted out after eight seasons -- even though during Wednesday's conference call the reason slanted a lot...

Return of the quitter…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!  As Bengals fans, I think we’ve got a lot to be thankful for.  We’ve got a defense that seems to have a fire under their butt, a running game that is finally where we want it to be, a star receiver that has ball skills to match his humble personality and a Quarterback that isn’t a jerk.  This is the week I’ve been looking forward to all season...
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