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Palmer knows he's blamed for interceptions, even if they're not his fault

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    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) and guard Daryn Colledge (71) walk off the field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The 49ers won 32-20. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press

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    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Corey Lemonier (96) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer for a safety during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press

Carson Palmer's numbers aren't pretty so far in his first season in Arizona.

Through six games — three wins and three losses — Palmer has seven touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. Only Eli Manning (15) has thrown more interceptions.

Whether or not the interceptions are his fault or the fault of a receiver running the wrong route, the blame always falls on the quarterback, and Palmer says he accepts that fact.

As he put it, "That's the quarterback position — when you win, you're the hero. When you lose, you're the bum."

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