The New England Patriots won the opening game of the season but lost the road game against the Seattle Seahawks. New England players go against a stronger opponent this time. NFL experts have made a few predictions regarding the Patriots vs Raiders game.
Of course, this game isn’t one of the most anticipated games of the Week 3 schedule. But, players will get the perfect opportunity to make a mess.
The Raiders look and play like a playoff team. Joe Gryden and Mike Mayock have built an incredible team. Bill Belichick and his players are contenders in the AFC despite Tom Brady’s departure in free agency.
New England will probably confront the Buffalo Bills for the AFC East title. The Raiders won’t win the AFC Weast due to Patrick Mahomes’ dominance.
There a few possible scenarios for the upcoming match.
4. Patriots force two interceptions vs Derek Carr and Raiders
A few key defenders decided to opt out of the upcoming season. This didn’t change the Patriots defense and players look really smart on the floor. Stephon Gilmore leads the defense and his teammates have elevated their game, too. In Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders, New England will have to play its strongest defense.
Patriots players may not sack Carr a lot, but they may hit a few interceptions. Gilmore will probably pick one of two possible interceptions. Devin McCourty is expected to take the other. The McCourty twin took back a 43-yard interception in Week 2 for a touchdown against Seattle
3. The James White Show
White lost his father right before the Week 2 contest. His mother was in the car, too, and her condition is critical. White didn’t join his teammates in Week 2. If he sees action in Sunday, he will definitely play an excellent game. According to one prediction, White will rush for 40 yards, but his main impact will happen as a receiver. White is expected to catch seven passes for 75 yards and two touchowns.
2. Cam Newton’s Arm
Newton is able to run the ball. He had four touchdowns on the ground and picked up 122 yards. His performance surprised Patritos fans and coaches.
In Week 2, we got to see a lot of the quarterback’s arm. The 2015 NFL MVP shut down his doubters with a big 397-yard and one touchdown performance in Seattle.
- Patriots to win Week 3
The Raiders come packed with a big challenge, but Pats have a better chance to win the game. Bill Belichick has a better team on paper. White is here with his dual-threat ability and so is Newton and his arm. New England is winning. A prediction suggests a 35-24 win for the Pats.