Palmer: Raiders need to stick with run

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Quarterback Carson Palmer is convinced the Oakland Raiders are doing the right thing by sticking with the running game, even though they have the worst ground game in the NFL this season.

With a running back like Darren McFadden to hand the ball to, Palmer says the Raiders would be foolish to do otherwise.

It makes even more sense this week facing an Atlanta secondary that already has nine interceptions, second-most in the NFL behind the Chicago Bears.

Palmer is on pace for career highs in attempts, completions and yards passing but the big numbers haven't translated into wins. The Raiders are 1-3 coming off the bye heading into Sunday's game against the undefeated Falcons.