Ruthless New England Patriots slaughter Oakland Raiders
A quick recap of the game between the Patriots and Raiders.
Coming off a bye week, Oakland Raiders would have wanted to prove that if Derek Carr's injury last year had been the sole reason which prevented them from winning the AFC. The New England Patriots quickly evaporated the Oakland Raiders' morale with a crushing 33-8 victory in a game that was played in Mexico City.
Tom Brady threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dion Lewis in the first-quarter for the Patriots. Lewis finished with 28 receiving yards on four catches and a touchdown. He also rushed for 60 yards on ten carries.
In the second quarter, Brady threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola. Amendola finished with eight catches for 66 yards receiving and a touchdown. Right before halftime, Stephen Gostkowski drilled a 62-yard field goal for the Patriots.
At the start of the third quarter, New England would refuse to take their foot off the gas pedal as Brady threw a 64-yard touchdown strike to Brandin Cooks. Cooks finished with six catches for 149 yards receiving and a touchdown. Brady completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns. He had his way all game long against a horrible Raiders defense.
Stephen Gostkowski drilled two more field goals in the third-quarter from 51 and 40 yards out. In the fourth quarter, Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper (Michael Crabtree 2-point conversion) for the Raiders. Cooper finished with three receptions for 28 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Carr completed 28-of-49 passes for 237 yards one touchdown and one interception. Crabtree was the Raiders leading receiver with six receptions for 51 yards receiving. Oakland's offense was expected to clinch more points but the Patriots' defense stymied their aspirations.
Stephen Gostkowski made his fourth field goal of the game from 29 yards out. The New England Patriots will host the Miami Dolphins (4-6) next Sunday and the Oakland Raiders will host the Denver Broncos (4-6) next Sunday.