New England Patriots Sleepwalk to 16-9 Win Over Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders came into Foxborough, MA on a stopover on their way to London to play the Dolphins next week. The New England Patriots offense seemed to have already taken the week off on a vacation of their own. The Raiders came in at 0-2 and had struggled particularly stopping the run. So, of course, the Patriots came out with three consecutive passes. Huh? Yes, it was one of those games for the Patriots again.
New England started the game with 2013 second-round draft pick and wide receiverAaron Dobson inactive for the second time in three games. That led Brandon “Offensive Pass Interference” LaFell, Danny “Invisible” Amendola, and Kenbrell Thompkins at wide receiver other than top target Julian Edelman. With Rob Gronkowski still working to full strength and Shane Vereen still not 100% healthy, the Patriots’ offense continued to look as if they were still playing preseason games as they shuffled receivers in and out.