Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2012 6:16 PM

Palmer adds responsibility with D struggling

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Carson Palmer knows he will have to have a big day to get the Oakland Raiders back on the winning track.

With a defense that has allowed 97 points the past two weeks, a running game decimated by injuries and the high-powered New Orleans Saints offense led by Drew Brees coming to town, the Raiders (3-6) will be counting on Palmer even more than usual.

Palmer says it's important to stick with the game plan and not try to force too much no matter how proficient the opposing offense is. But he acknowledges that it puts added stress on Oakland's offense when the opponent has scored so easily the past two games.

 
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