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Bengals spoil ex-QB Palmer's return, rout Raiders

  • By Associated Press
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CINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes, and the Cincinnati Bengals showed their former franchise quarterback that they've moved on without him, beating Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders 34-10 on Sunday.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 129 yards and a touchdown against the NFL's most generous defense. He had runs of 48 and 39 yards -- the longest of his career -- to set up scores.

Palmer had a tough time all around in his return to Cincinnati, completing 19 of 34 passes for 146 yards with four sacks and an interception.

The Bengals (6-5) moved back into the playoff chase with their third consecutive win.

A brawl in the fourth quarter resulted in Oakland's Tommy Kelly and Lamarr Hunt and Cincinnati's Andrew Whitworth being ejected.

Oakland (3-8) has lost a season-high four consecutive games, giving up 169 points in the process.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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