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The Las Vegas Raiders might be the most surprising 2-0 team in the league. They weren’t expected to win their home opener against the New Orleans Saints, and they had to survive a shootout with scrappy Carolina in Week 1. The Raiders are almost a touchdown underdog per the NFL betting odds against the New England Patriots this week, so Vegas isn’t likely to keep that zero in the loss column. This team hasn’t defeated the Patriots since 2002.

2020 Las Vegas Raiders at a Glance

Super Bowl Odds: +3450

Las Vegas Raiders Week 3 Odds

Las Vegas Raiders +6

New England Patriots -6

Total 47.5

Las Vegas Raiders Week 3 Matchup

New England lost a thriller against Seattle last week, but the Patriots have shown they are still the Patriots without Tom Brady. Cam Newton was electric in nearly leading the Patriots to a comeback victory late against the Seahawks, throwing for almost 400 yards while running for 47 yards and two scores, yet it wasn’t enough.

The Patriots had no success in the ground game outside of Newton deciding to take it himself. In 14 carries, the longest run was five yards, as Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead combined to average 1.5 YPC. However, Julian Edelman went off with eight receptions for 179 yards, erasing doubts that Newton didn’t trust the long-time Patriot.

Las Vegas’ defense won’t find it easy to stop New England. The Raiders rank in the bottom ten in nearly all aspects of defense, and they are conceding 6.7 YPC. This young secondary has had a very rocky start, while the front seven hasn’t been too much better.

Jon Gruden would love to establish the run against New England. This Patriots’ defense isn’t as stout as they were last year without Dont’a Hightower, and they are allowing 4.2 YPC.

He isn’t afraid to give second-year running back Josh Jacobs a lot of carries in order to give Derek Carr opportunities to succeed on play-action, so we’ll likely to see a lot of that dynamic against the Patriots.

Carr’s top target is Darren Waller. Waller is the third-best tight end in the league, and he had a breakout season as Carr’s only real option last year. He has yet to establish a rapport with first-round speedster Henry Ruggs III, and receivers Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow aren’t anything special.

That’s not a good thing against New England’s secondary. Stephon Gilmore isn’t off to the best start, but it’s only a matter of time until this unit starts looking elite once more. He is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, so he should take one side of the field out of the equation.

Las Vegas Raiders Week 2 Recap

The Raiders received some help from the officials in their 34-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. New Orleans lost 129 yards due to penalties, and five of those infractions resulted in first downs for Vegas.

Derek Carr looked good in the win for the Raiders. He completed 28 of 38 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns, finding tight end Darren Waller early and often. Waller was targeted on 16 attempts, and he caught 12 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Jon Gruden continues to pound the ball with Josh Jacobs. Jacobs averaged just 3.2 YPC against the Saints, and he is averaging more than 25 carries a game. That type of workload isn’t good long-term for running backs.

Las Vegas did enough on defense to get the win. The Raiders allowed over 400 total yards of offense, but they prevented the big plays as Drew Brees didn’t throw a pass more than 20 yards downfield. That led to Alvin Kamara having a sensational day with 22 touches for 174 yards and two touchdowns.

As for Brees, this performance will raise even more concerns that he has lost it. He threw a ton of underneath passes without Michael Thomas in the lineup, and opposing defenses are going to start daring him to make long completions once again. If he can’t do that, New Orleans’ offense might be in real trouble in 2020.

Las Vegas Raiders Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Carolina Panthers W 34-30 1-0
Week 2 vs New Orleans Saints W 34-24 2-0
Week 3 at New England Patriots Sunday, September 27 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 4 vs Buffalo Bills Sunday, October 4 4:25 PM (CBS)
Week 5 at Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, October 11 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 7 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, October 25 8:20 PM (NBC)
Week 8 at Cleveland Browns Sunday, November 1 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 9 at Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, November 8 4:05 PM (FOX)
Week 10 vs Denver Broncos Sunday, November 15 4:05 PM (CBS)
Week 11 vs Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, November 22 8:20 PM (NBC)
Week 12 at Atlanta Falcons Sunday, November 29 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 13 at New York Jets Sunday, December 6 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 14 vs Indianapolis Colts Sunday, December 13 4:05 PM (CBS)
Week 15 vs Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, December 17 8:20 PM (FOX/NFL)
Week 16 vs Miami Dolphins Sunday, December 27 TBD
Week 17 at Denver Broncos Sunday, January 3 4:25 PM (CBS)
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Raiders Past Seasons (2000)

2019 7-9 None
2018 4-12 None
2017 6-10 None
2016 12-4 Lost Wild Card Round
2015 7-9 None
2014 3-13 None
2013 4-12 None
2012 4-12 None
2011 8-8 None
2010 8-8 None
2009 5-11 None
2008 5-11 None
2007 4-12 None
2006 2-14 None
2005 4-12 None
2004 5-11 None
2003 4-12 None
2002 11-5 Lost Super Bowl
2001 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2000 12-4 Lost Conference Championship

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