Raiders vs Patriots Week 6 Preview: 5 Key Matchups

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 18: Fans cheer as Chandler Jones #55 of the Las Vegas Raiders scores a touchdown to defeat the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Neither of these teams is very good. The Patriots have been colossally bad the past couple weeks on both sides of the ball, being outscored 72-3. Meanwhile, the Raiders are one of just five teams since 2010 to fail to score 20 points in a game over their first five games. It was only by facing two utterly inept offense that they were able to still get a couple wins out of it. Which is certainly how I would describe the Patriots.

That being said, nothing should be taken for granted. It took three takeaways, including on a deep ball in the end zone to put away the Packers last week and it took a missed field and and missed extra point by the Broncos to escape with a one-point win in Denver in Week one. So, you figure this one will come down to turnovers and/or a fluke play much like happened last week when Jakobi Meyers fumbled it for the Patriots and Chandler Jones recovered it and scored.

Raiders look bad. Patriots look worse. But that can flip quickly based on unforeseen events.

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