The purplish bruises on the back of Carson Palmer's passing shoulder and the nasty red scrape down the middle of his back vividly summed up his horrid homecoming.
The Bengals made it painful for Palmer all-around.
Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes against Oakland's dreadful defense, and the Cincinnati Bengals showed their former franchise quarterback that they've moved on without him, beating the Raiders 34-10 on Sunday. Read More
For 15 long seasons, the drought endured.
The Cincinnati Bengals, since their last playoff appearance and winning season in 1990, had toiled in football hell.
Then Carson Palmer arrived. And come today in Cincy, Palmer will arrive again.
“I have a pretty good feeling how that’s gonna go,” Palmer said, smirking, of the reception he’ll receive when he takes on his former team — a team he quarterbacked to two postseasons in 2005 and 2009. Read More
So much for Jason Campbell being the next Jim Plunkett. While Campbell was undergoing surgery for a broken collarbone Monday, the Raiders were plotting a future without the quarterback who won 11 of 18 starts in silver and black. No room for sentiment. No time to waiver. Read More