Three weeks ago, Carson Palmer was sitting on his couch eating bon bons, thinking that football wasn't going to happen for him this year. Suddenly, he gets a text, saying, "You're gonna be a Raider. Get your butt to Oakland tomorrow so we can get this thing crackin'!"
He then goes to Oakland, thinking that he was going to get a little time to get acclimated to his new team. Instead, he gets thrown into the fire halfway through the game, down 21 points, after three days of practice where he didn't get many reps.
Despite only knowing 15 plays going into the game, he threw the ball 21 times in the second half—and it wasn't pretty, as he threw three interceptions. He then gets a bye—two weeks to get to know his team before making his first start for the Raiders.
It was another three-interception game for Palmer, but this time he had 332 yards and three touchdowns to accompany the interceptions. As bad of a start that Palmer is off to, many positives can be taken from it.
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