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Boller opens at QB vs. Chiefs

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 1:18 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • JB

    Fouts bites

  • mcfadden20.

    still a long way to go ladies, hang onto your panties

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    3rd and 1 nonsense started the downfall of all this.
    ===================================================
    Yup.

    Hue has to recognize that the goal is just to move the chains

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    damn man

  • severeraiderz

    YoungAmerican Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Routt has been beaten for a TD four times this season. Nnamdi he ain’t.
    //////////////////////////////

    Asomugha got beat for 2 TD’s in one game

  • lefty12

    JFB-totally agree

  • aig-raiders

    Bowe owned Routt last year in Oak and he is doing the same today.

  • mcfadden20.

    Routt is so due for a touchdown

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    couldn’t even recover the dang fumble.

  • Mum-O-killowe

    We just spotted these azzzz hls 14 points.

  • YoungAmerican

    Asomugha got beat for 2 TD’s in one game

    ————–

    2 TDs in as many years when playing in a defensive system that utilizes his skill set.

  • severeraiderz

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    3rd and 1 nonsense started the downfall of all this.

    We got them 3 and out, and had the ball inside the 50.

    Hue thought gettting Pryor a snap on a sneak was more important apparently.
    ///////////////////////////////

    No, he thought getting a first down was important

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    that would have been huge. dude fumbled and the Raiders can’t even get there.

    what a bunch of crap.

  • RaidingTexas

    Un-fkn-believable.

  • JT

    I dont see the raiders coming back from 14 with Boller…. or with Palmer… without Mcfadden…

    This is a lost game.

  • supapimp

    boller is so bad, i’d take tebow over him at this point. just win, baby!

  • severeraiderz

    Thats a touchback, no one but the ball carrier can advance the ball after a fumble

  • JB

    We can get back into this game but not with Boller.

  • J Hill

    Nice hit by Curry to cause that fumble

  • JT

    The good thing is we will get a second shot againts this KC team that looks very beatable.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    GOSHDAMMIT!!!! This looks like the Raiders of a few years ago.

  • Just Fire Baby

    No, he thought getting a first down was important

    *****************

    Well….we didn’t get it

  • Mum-O-killowe

    YoungAmerican Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Routt has been beaten for a TD four times this season. Nnamdi he ain’t.

    ________________________________________[_[[__
    Who said he was?

  • mcfadden20.

    was it mcclain or curry

  • morilla

    Hue is being put in his place right now.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Thats a touchback, no one but the ball carrier can advance the ball after a fumble

    ******************

    Only with under 2 minutes in the half.

  • JT

    125.morilla Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    Hue is being put in his place right now.

    Yep

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Curry is haven a great game.

  • severeraiderz

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    No, he thought getting a first down was important

    *****************

    Well….we didn’t get it

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    Was that his fault? No. It was a nice call that got erased because of a penalty. Boller should have been able to get it on 3rd and 5

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Why Boller

  • YoungAmerican

    Who said he was?

    ———

    Some people seemed to think there would be no drop-off talent-wise with Routt as the #1. He’s an average player but that’s as far as it goes.

  • Pretty Rick

    We will come back and win this ugly game.

  • JT

    128.Mum-O-killowe Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    Curry is haven a great game.

    very true. did anyone see that coming? I didnt.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Tonga with the complete whiff

  • RaidingTexas

    Nnamdi ain’t Nnamdi either.

  • morilla

    That was an idiot play call by Hue.

  • mcfadden20.

    what happened to mcfadden?

  • severeraiderz

    Taiwan is the fastest player on this team

  • JB

    OK let’s get back into this game.

  • morilla

    Curry played well last week.

  • Mum-O-killowe

    IMO, that was the best catch and run by DHB ever

  • aig-raiders

    Hue needs to call short passes to get Boller in rythm here.

  • weaselbit

    jones cuts inside and he’s gone

  • Raiders for life

    FKN DHB might end up being the MUP.

  • JB

    We need to get Boss involved with this offense. He’s just too big a target to ignore.

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Maybe Curry us our MLB and McClain can call the D from the WSOLB

  • JT

    If somehow we can get 7 here, its a game…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Kyle Boller is the worst #2 in the league, so I don’t even know what that makes him when he starts.

  • J Hill

    Some people seemed to think there would be no drop-off talent-wise with Routt as the #1. He’s an average player but that’s as far as it goes.

    ——————————————————

    No one said that.

    Most people didn’t think Nnamdi was worth 15 million a year or so.

    Even noted Nnamdi hater MistaBrown said he would have taken him back for 10′ish.

  • lefty12

    You guys sure spend a lot of time worrying about who is correct about certain players.Why not try rooting for the team.