Carson Palmer has come in for Kyle Boller for the Oakland Raiders, and he has stunk a little bit less. Boller threw three interceptions, and Palmer is likely to match that rate having thrown two of his own.
After Javier Arenas took the direct snap into the end zone to give Kansas City a 21-0 lead, Palmer came in and completed his first pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey and took a personal foul hit, but then the drive stalled after two incompletions by the Raiders backup QB and Oakland was forced to punt. After the Raiders finally forced a Matt Cassel interception, it looked as if Palmer was going to have his first successful drive ... until he was picked by Brandon Flowers . Flowers's second interception was returned 58 yards for a score that pretty much ensured Kansas City victory.
Palmer threw another pick on another excursion to the red zone. It's been that kind of day for Oakland.