NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Oakland Raiders by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
OAKLAND RAIDERS (30)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 30) - Haven't allowed back-to-back point totals like this since before Al Davis.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 31) - Defense has yielded more than 40 points the past two weeks.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 28)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 31) - The defense has been embarrassing the last few weeks and I'm trying to be nice as a former Raider.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 29) - Raiders' awful defense at it again. They've given up a combined 97 points the last two games. Don't imagine things will get much better against the resurgent Saints.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 28) - Raiders QB Carson Palmer has thrown an interception in five consecutive games for the fading Raiders.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 28) - I'm not sure which has more holes in need of repair: The Nimitz Freeway or the middle of the Oakland defense.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 30) - This is the worst defense in the NFL right now - accept no substitutes.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 29) - Back in September I said the team had no depth because of the salary cap purge and the mistakes in talent evaluation over the years. Now injuries have too many good players on the sideline.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 29) - The Raiders have given up 97 points in the last two games. Enough said!
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 30) - Yes, things actually can get worse for a Raiders squad that has surrendered 97 points and 934 yards in the past two games. The surging New Orleans Saints roll into town for a Sunday matchup.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 29) - Coach Dennis Allen is a defensive expert, but the Raiders have allowed at least 40 points in two straight games.