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Notes and Observations, Week 3: Offense Struggles, Patriots Top Raiders 16-9

As Al Davis said “Just win baby.” The only positive out of Sunday’s game against the Raiders is that the Patriots improved their record to 2-1. Thankfully the defense played well enough and made the big play when they needed it. Tom Brady and the rest of the offense continued to look out of sync […]

Patriots Get Possible Glimpse of Future in Derek Carr

When the Patriots play the Raiders on Sunday, rookie quarterback Derek Carr will face a Bill Belichick defense for the first time. Historically, this has been a bad matchup for rookie quarterbacks, as the Patriots are 14-5 against rookie quarterbacks since 2001. All five losses have come on the road. Carr, however, looks to come […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: The Oakland Raiders Turnaround

When the Patriots traded All-Pro defensive end Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders in September 2009, many assumed the Patriots would receive a top 10 2011 NFL Draft choice in return. Since 2002, the Raiders have drafted OUT of the top 10 just once, when Bill Callahan led them to Superbowl 37. In three of […]