The Raiders could be a sneaky tough matchup for the Patriots. Las Vegas has scored 34 points in each of the first two games, including an upset win over the heavily favored New Orleans Saints last week.
Pats place David Andrews, Josh Uche on IR
The Raiders offense has shown impressive balance through two weeks with quarterback Derek Carr completing more than 70 percent of his passes with zero interceptions, as well as running back Josh Jacobs finding the end zone three times.
The Patriots are aiming to get back in the win column after nearly pulling off a comeback win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. New England's pass defense was shredded by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who tossed five touchdown passes in the 35-30 win. The Patriots secondary will have to play a lot better to defeat the Raiders in Foxboro.
Both teams will be without several key players. Patriots center David Andrews (hand), running back James White (not injury related) and rookie linebacker Josh Uche all have been ruled out. Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, offensive tackle Trent Brown and linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski also won't play.
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