New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs

Patriots at Raiders NFL Week Four Capsule

SERIES LEADER Series tied, 14-14-1  
STREAKS Past 2 3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Belichick: 5-1 Jackson: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 34-31 at Bills W 34-24 vs. Jets
LAST GAME 12/14/08: Patriots 49 at Raiders 26. New England QB Matt Cassel passes for 218 yards & 4 TDs, including 2 to WR Randy Moss (20, 9), as Patriots score season-high 49 points.
BROADCAST CBS (1:15 PM PT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 86 (NE), 113 (Oak.). XM: 229 (Oak.).



PASSING Brady: 93-133-1,327 (1L)-11 (1L)-5-113.8 (1C) J. Campbell: 54-82-584-3-1-93.8
RUSHING Green-Ellis: 34-122-3.6-2 D. McFadden: 61-393 (1L)-6.4-3 (T1C)
RECEIVING Welker: 31 (1L)-458 (1L)-14.8-4 (T3L) D. McFadden (RB): 11-84-7.6-1
OFFENSE 540.3 (1L) 375.3
TAKE/GIVE +2 +3 (3C)
DEFENSE 468.7 410.0
SACKS Anderson: 2 Seymour: 2.5
INTs Arrington: 3 (T1L) 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Mesko: 41.9 Lechler: 56.2 (1L)
KICKING Gostkowski: 24 (12/12 PAT; 4/5 FG) Janikowski: 26 (11/11 PAT; 5/6 FG)


PATRIOTSAim for 12th straight game with 30+ points…Rank 1st in NFL w/ 540.3 yards per game in ’11…QB TOM BRADY passed for 306 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 105.8 passer rating in last game vs. Raiders. Has passed for 1,327 yards in 1st 3 weeks (517 in Week 1, 423 in Week 2, 387 yards in Week 3), most ever by player in any 3-week span in single season. Brady has 22 completions of 20+ yards in 2011, most in NFL. Since ’10, Brady leads NFL with 47 TD passes. RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS has 15 rush TDs in past 19 games…WR WES WELKER  had Patriots-record 217 receiving yards last week & tied franchise-high with 16 catches. Welker is averaging 153 rec. yards per game this season & has NFL-best in rec. (31) & rec. yards (458). WR DEION BRANCH has 2 TDs in 3 career games vs. Oak…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 15 TD catches in 19 career games. Leads NFL TEs with 5 TD rec. in ’11.…CB KYLE ARRINGTON had career-best 2 INTs last week…RAIDERS:  Have won 6 of past 9 at home…Club has won 3 of past 4 at home vs. Patriots…QB JASON CAMPBELL is 5-1 as starter at home for Oakland. In past 5 starts, Campbell has completed 98 of 149 passes (65.8 pct.) for 970 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 92.4 passer rating…Raiders average NFL-best 185 rush yards per game in ’11 & have league-high 8 rush TDs this season…RB DARREN MC FADDEN is tied for NFL-best with 159 scrimmage yards per game (WES WELKER). Had career-high 171 rush yards last week (9th 100-yard rush game of career). RB MICHAEL BUSH aims for 3rd straight game with rush TD…Rookie WR DENARIUS MOORE (5th round, No. 148) had 23-yard rush TD last week. Moore averages 20 yards per catch (9 rec., 180 yards)…In 2 career games vs. NE (incl. Super Bowl XLII w/ NYG), TE KEVIN BOSS averages 19 yards per catch (5 rec., 95 yards)…Defense ranks 2nd in AFC with 10 sacks (BROWNS, 11)…Selected No. 6 overall by Patriots, DE RICHARD SEYMOUR spent 8 seasons in NE (2001-08). DE JARVIS MOSS tied career-high with 2 sacks last week.

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