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No-huddle brings out best in Palmer, Bengals

Although he wasn't Pro Bowl sharp, Carson Palmer emerged from the season opener victorious and unscathed.

Updated: September 12, 2006, 2:04 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eight months ago to the day, Carson Palmer was prone on the Paul Brown Stadium turf, his knee so twisted and torn no one knew if his playoff game against the Steelers would be his last.

It was a bad moment frozen in time for Bengals fans teased by the first playoff season since 1990. Bengals fans breathed easier Sunday. Palmer put Kimo von Oelhoffen's hit and the knee injury behind him as he led the Bengals to a relatively easy 23-10 victory over an overmatched ...

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