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Monday, December 12, 2011
Early AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

It was a costly loss for Oakland in Green Bay. According to CSN Bay Area, receivers Chaz Schilens (foot) and Darrius Heyward-Bey (heel), center Samson Satele (shoulder) and free safety Michael Huff (hamstring) were unable to finish the Raiders’ 46-16 loss to the unbeaten Packers.

The status of those players will likely be updated during the week. Oakland was already without running backs Darren McFadden (foot) and Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and receivers Jacoby Ford (foot) and Denarius Moore (foot). All of those players hope to return soon.

Like a leader should, Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer took blame for the loss. Palmer threw four interceptions Sunday.

A Kansas City Star columnist thinks the Chiefs need to fire coach Todd Haley. I don’t agree, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Haley is entering his final days as the Chiefs’ coach.