On Sunday, the New England Patriots moves to California as they play the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum for an important AFC football game. Kick off is set at 4:15PM ET.
The New England Patriots hopes to bounce back from a 34-31 loss against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. Things looked good in the 1st half for the Patriots as they raced for a 21-10 lead. But in the 2nd half the tables were turned and as the Bills managed to clamp down on defense by forcing QB Tom Brady to uncorked 4 costly interceptions.
The Patriots must find a way to help their quarterback run the offense flawlessly; their offensive linemen must hold their ground in order to give Brady a more precise passing attack. Mixing a good running game can also prevent the offense to be predictable.
The Oakland Raiders are coming off a 34-24 win over the New York Jets. It was an important win for the team since it gives them confidence that they could mix it up and beat a high-caliber team like the Jets. The win against the Jets proved beneficial since their next game is against the Patriots.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the New England Patriots as a 4.5-point favorite to win against the Oakland Raiders. There's a chance for an upset win if the Raiders could work as a group and believe that they could beat another elite team on 2 consecutive weeks.