Las Vegas Raiders at New England Patriots - 9/27/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) at New England Patriots (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Gillette Stadium)
The Line: New England Patriots -5.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Las Vegas Raiders face the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 27th at Gillette Stadium for week three of NFL football action.
The Las Vegas Raiders pulled off a big upset in their new stadium over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football in week two. The Raiders took down the Saints by the final score of 34-24, as their offense was rolling. The Raiders were not too sharp to start the game, as they were down 10-0 and 17-7 in the early stages. Derek Carr, Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs led the offense for Las Vegas the rest of the way. Carr was fantastic, throwing for 282 yards and three touchdown passes in the win. Las Vegas's offense was too much for a Saints defense that was lights out against Tom Brady and the Bucs. The Raiders are surprisingly 2-0 on the year, as they are currently tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for first place in the AFC West division.
The New England Patriots are coming off what winded up being a nail-biting loss to the Seattle Seahawks on the road on Sunday Night Football. The Patriots were down by double-digits in the fourth quarter, but somehow found a way to mount a comeback and make it a one-score game. Cam Newton and the Pats had the ball at the Seattle 1-yard line with only three seconds left in the game down 35-30, but Newton could not find his way in the end zone and the Patriots suffered their first loss of the season. The Patriots defense could not stop the passing game of Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in that game, as Wilson threw for five touchdown passes. The Patriots will have to be a lot sharper in the secondary if they want to take down a Raiders team that passed the ball all over the Saints on Monday night.
At first, I would have leaned with the Patriots at home here. After watching Monday Night's performance, I am going to take the Raiders and the points on the road. I think Las Vegas could be real contenders this season if their offense performs as it did in the first two weeks. The Raiders have a real shot of winning this game, but take the points just in case.