Las Vegas Raiders will take on New England Patriots at the Gillette Stadium for the first time in 6 years.
After 2 weeks of football, The New England Patriots have a 1-1 record while the Las Vegas Raiders are unbeaten with a 2-0 record. The Patriots lost their last game to the Seattle Seahawks away from home while the Las Vegas Raiders posted a comprehensive 10 point victory over the New Orleans Saints in their debut game at their new stadium.
Raiders vs Patriots Head-to-Head
Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots have played 35 games against each other with the Patriots leading the all-time series 19-15.
The Patriots have won their last 5 games against the Raiders with their last loss coming 18 seasons ago in 2002.
The last time these 2 sides faced off at the Gillette Stadium was in 2014 when the Patriots won a low-scoring game 16-9.
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Raiders vs Patriots Team News
Las Vegas Raiders have a couple of big-name players on its injury report. Star running back Josh Jacobs(hip) & tight end Darren Waller(knee) were absent from both the Wednesday & Thursday practise sessions.
Rookie wide reciever Henry Ruggs III was a limited participant on Thursday.
Doubtful: Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, Henry Ruggs III.
New England Patriots have a couple of injuries to reportas well. Star wideout Julian Edelman & fellow reciever N'Keal Harry were limited during Wednesday's practise session due a knee & ankle injury respectively.
Running back James White was a non-participant due a non-injury related issue.
Doubtful: Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry, James White.
Raiders vs Patriots Predicted Starters
Las Vegas Raiders:
QB: Derek Carr
RB: Josh Jacobs(D)
WR: Henry Ruggs III(D), Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards
TE: Darren Waller(D)
New England Patriots:
QB: Cam Newton
RB: Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead
WR: Julian Edelman(D), N'Keal Harry(D), Damiere Byrd
TE: Ryan Izzo
Raiders vs Patriots Prediction
New England will be heavily reliant on Cam Newton who has led the team in rushing yards in both their games.
Las Vegas Raiders who are heavily reliant on the running game will hope for a repeat 1st week performance from running back Josh Jacobs when he scored 3 rushing touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers.
Prediction: New England Patriots to win a tightly contested gamePublished 25 Sep 2020, 23:41 IST