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Carson Palmer throws 2 TD passes in return to Oakland as Cardinals beat Raiders 24-13

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown catches a pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback T.J. Carrie (38) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown catches a pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback T.J. Carrie (38) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Cardinals running back Stepfan Taylor (30) celebrates with tackle Bobby Massie (70) after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown reception against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Arizona Cardinals running back Stepfan Taylor (30) celebrates with tackle Bobby Massie (70) after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown reception against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes in his return to Oakland and the Arizona Cardinals sent the Raiders to their 12th straight loss with a 24-13 victory Sunday.

Stepfan Taylor caught one touchdown pass and ran for another, and Andre Ellington gained 160 yards from scrimmage for the Cardinals (5-1), who are off to their best start since 1976.

Darren McFadden ran for a touchdown for the Raiders (0-6), off to their worst start to a season since losing their first 13 games in 1962 — the year before late owner Al Davis joined the franchise.

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