Schefter on the Raiders QB situation: "No big surprise, but Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer is expected to start Sunday versus the Chiefs."
Actually, this is a bit surprising considering Palmer hasn't played since the end of the 2010 season and is unfamiliar with the Oakland receivers. We thought that the team would let Kyle Boller start against the Chiefs, which would give Palmer three weeks to get ready for the Broncos after Raiders' Week 8 bye. We're not expecting much from Palmer in his first start with limited preparation. The Raiders are likely to go run-heavy with Darren McFadden and Michael Bush.