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Bengals shut down Palmer, Raiders in rout

1:32 PM, Nov 25, 2012   |    comments
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham crosses into the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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CINCINNATI, OH - It was not a pleasant homecoming for Carson Palmer.

And his successor has his team back in the AFC playoff hunt.

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and outperformed Palmer in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-10 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Dalton, who replaced Palmer at quarterback a year ago following his ugly split with Cincinnati, threw for 210 yards -- both to Mohamed Sanu -- on 16-of-30 attempts for the Bengals (6-5), who have won three straight games.

Palmer, a seven-year Bengal, was booed vehemently on Oakland's first offensive possession. He finished 19-of-34 for 146 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Raiders (3-8), who have dropped four consecutive contests for the first time since 2008.

 

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