Let's Forget About the Great New England Patriot's Teams of Yesteryear, and see this Year's team for what it really is... A couple good player's with an over-rated QB in Tom Brady. I would like to do a Pre-game Comparison based on this Year to date, and what I think will happen in this game.
Posted by Oh_Zee | 2:06 PM | afc, AFC West, Al Davis, Darren McFadden, Hue Jackson, New England Patriots, NFL, Oakland Raiders | 2 comments »
Oak: J. Campbell - 54 / 82 (66%) for 584 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.
Campbell has played Great football, by that I mean smart football. He Isn't trying to force throws into tight coverage. He knows when to throw it away, and when to take a sack (clock management). His sole INT was against the Buffalo team that picked Brady off 4 times the following Week.
NE: T. Brady - 93 /133 (69%) for 1,327 Yards, 11 TDs and 5 INT.
Against the same Buffalo Team Brady threw four Interceptions, in just one game that shows a lack of discipline, and a little less patience for the open receiver. He has basically no running support, which is why he has thrown the ball 133 times in 3 games.
How I believe the Raiders will win this game, is to get their Rushing attack in full motion early on, then exploit the Pats defense using screens, and tossing the deep ball to our speedy Wideouts. Denarius Moore will be a game-changer, and with Heyward Bey, and Kevin Boss attracting slightly more attention, the Patriots will not be safe loading the box to stop the running combination of D MaC and Michael Bush. Look for the Raiders to go deep early and often in this game, but expect another huge game from Run DMC.
The Raiders Defensive Unit will have their hands full, but expect to see them feast on Tom Brady. He is naturally afraid of the Blitz, and this years Raider squad loves to Blitz, and expose the QB to a lot of big hits. The front four are making O-Line's look like High School Teams the way they are being pushed back.
With our Defensive Backfield already being depth tested, we will certainly hope Deion Branch Drops a few passes... LOL