Raiders vs. Broncos Quick Hits

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QB Carson Palmer looks down the field to make a pass. Photo by Tony Gonzales

QB Carson Palmer threw his first touchdown as a Raider, an 11-yard toss to RB Michael Bush, in his first start in Silver and Black. He is the first Raiders quarterback to throw three touchdowns in one game since Bruce Gradkowski accomplished the feat against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. Palmer also threw for over 300 yards.

WR Jacoby Ford led the team in receptions with five for 105 yards and one touchdown.

RB Michael Bush ran for 96 yards on 19 carries and added two receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown.

FB Marcel Reece had three catches, one for 40 yards and a touchdown, in his first game back since injury.

WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh caught his first pass as a Raider for 28 yards.

DE Lamarr Houston led the team in tackles with seven (six solo).

P Shane Lechler punted six times and averaged 50.5 yards per punt. Lechler continues to lead the NFL in punting average at 52.0 yards per punt.

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