(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders have done a fairly good job moving the ball down the field so far this season.
Getting the ball into the end zone has been a different case.
The Raiders (3-4) have been one of the NFL's least efficient teams when it comes to red zone offense, scoring touchdowns on only about one-third of their trips inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
As encouraging as it has been to get close to the end zone, Palmer said it is even more discouraging to have to settle for field goals from Sebastian Janikowski instead of consistently turning those trips into seven points.
''We want touchdowns,'' Palmer said. ''As much faith as we have in Seabass, if you cross the 50 he's in his range, we want to get seven points. We've been fortunate. Our defense played so well that we haven't needed seven points on every drive, but there's going to be those games wh...