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Boller opens at QB vs. Chiefs

The mystery is over.

Kyle Boller took the field as the starting quarterback Sunday at O.Co Coliseum against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Results of Boller’s first drive were disastrous as Kendrick Lewis intercepted a Boller pass and returned it 59 yards for a TD.

Carson Palmer, acquired for a first-round draft pick and a first- or second-round pick Tuesday from the Cincinnati Bengals, will be the backup and it remains to be seen if there is a plan to get him some playing time.

The Raiders also have Terrelle Pryor active, and he has already been in to take a snap in spread formation, which is suited to his skills as a runner-passer.

Coach Hue Jackson declined to name a starter during the week, waiting to see if Palmer would be ready after being off for the last six weeks and having not played in a game since last year’s regular-season finale.

With the bye week coming up, the Raiders have until Nov. 6 to get Palmer ready to face the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum.

ESPN reported earlier Sunday the decision would be up to Palmer whether he starts, which runs contrary to Jackson’s position Friday that he would make the call.

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  • JT

    146.Mum-O-killowe Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Maybe Curry us our MLB and McClain can call the D from the WSOLB

    Maybe McClain is that Curry was in Seattle, a underachiever…?

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Nice dart by Boller

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Resign Bush now!

  • severeraiderz

    Boller has as many picks as he does completions

  • Surge92

    Bush is awesome!

  • Pretty Rick

    We didn’t forget about Bush did we?

  • severeraiderz

    We are playing with our cards exposed, KC knows we wont put the ball in Boller’s hands

  • severeraiderz

    Let Lechler QB us to the victory

  • Pretty Rick

    Please don’t get cute Hue. Up the gut!

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    this is aweful

  • Pretty Rick

    Hhhhh!

  • Surge92

    Damn, that sucks. Maybe we should have tried throwing it.

  • supapimp

    raiders defense needs a stop on this chefs drive, or it just might be lights out.

  • JT

    defense!!!

  • supapimp

    good stop, D!

  • JT

    Great stand

  • djohnnyg

    What the hell? Can’t even punch it in from the 1 yd. line?

  • Pretty Rick

    Dear GOD,,,,,,,,,,

  • supapimp

    where are the jason campbell haters now? you sure do miss him now, eh?

  • raiderbuggy

    looks like they are putting palmer in now might be a little too late after down 21 points

  • raiderbuggy

    boller you just suk