Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
The Raiders (3-7) head to Cincinnati for their match-up with Bengals (5-5).
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati Ohio
When: 10:00am Pacific Standard Time
TV: CBS TV
Carson Palmer makes his first trip back to the place where he spent the first eight years of his career. The Bengals chose him with the first overall pick in the 2004 draft as the man to save the struggling franchise. He twice led them to the playoffs after they hadn't had a winning record in over 20 years and made two trips to the Pro Bowl as well. But the dysfunctional organization took its toll on him and he demanded a trade.
The fans in Cincinnati feel betrayed by him and they will no doubt show their discontent when he takes their field for the first time in Silver and Black.
There is also a feeling among Bengals fans that they are better off without Palmer. They have Andy Dalton as their new quarterback and he has been more than they could have hoped for in just his second season with the team. Dalton also has a star receiver in AJ Green to catch his passes and a solid defense to keep the Bengals in the game.
Questionable: DE Jack Crawford (toe), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle).
Tyvon Branch returns to the starting lineup after missing last week with a neck injury.
Doubtful: WR Andrew Hawkins (knee), TE Richard Quinn (hamstring).