Sept. 16, 4:15 p.m., vs. Oakland Raiders (CBS)

Carson Palmer, left, helped stabilize the Oakland quarterback position after Jason Campbell's injury, but the trading of a first- and second-round pick (which could be another first if Oakland makes the conference title game) to the Cincinnati Bengals was a huge outlay for a top overall pick who has never been the same since a nasty knee injury in a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers six years ago. All you need to know about the foundering Raiders is that their kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) and punter Shane Lechler (center right) have consistently been the silver-and-black's best players. Darrius Heyward-Bey is an exciting, young receiving threat.

Carson Palmer, left, helped stabilize the Oakland quarterback position after Jason Campbell's injury, but the trading of a first- and second-round pick (which could be another first if Oakland makes the conference title game) to the Cincinnati Bengals was a huge outlay for a top overall pick who has never been the same since a nasty knee injury in a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers six years ago. All you need to know about the foundering Raiders is that their kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) and punter Shane Lechler (center right) have consistently been the silver-and-black's best players. Darrius Heyward-Bey is an exciting, young receiving threat.

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