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Fourth quarter: B+
Needing to throw down field more in the fourth, Palmer finally broke out of his check downs and completed a few medium-range passes for big gains throughout the fourth.
Unfortunately, he didn't connect on every pass he threw and wasn't perfect, which was pretty much what the Raiders needed given all of their injuries at wide receiver. Overall, a nice performance for Palmer, but it wasn't enough to get the win.
Third quarter: C
Checking down to your receivers can be tolerated as long as your offense is still moving the ball, but when you start throwing incompletions and going three and out, check downs become a let down.
Palmer and the Raiders will need to start throwing the ball downfield in the fourth if Palmer wants to open up the field.
Second quarter: A
Another great quarter from Palmer, orchestrating a nearly successful two-minute drill that came up just short of tying the game.
Palmer has quieted any haters or doubters he had accumulated this off-season, but he'll need an equally strong second half if the Raiders want to compete.
First quarter: A
Palmer has looked really crisp in the first quarter thus far, making good decisions and not forcing the ball into coverage as he tended to do in the preseason. He even looked in sync with new receiver Derek Hagan, who has only been in town for a few days.
Aside from the Streater fumble, the Raiders offense has been impressive.