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Raiders' Palmer falls flat in 34-10 loss to old team

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) lies on the ground after being sacked in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI — 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. And the rest of the Raiders, too.

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.

"Not a lot went right, from start to finish," Palmer said.

Basically, the Bengals (6-5) did anything they wanted while pulling ahead 24-0 in the first half. They also got the better of a nasty second half that included an on-field fight and three ejections.


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