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New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th105.0 (21st)196.3 (26th)
Defense2nd104.0 (10th)168.7 (1st)

Last Game

Sun, September 21
Gillette Stadium
on CBS Sports
Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots

Game Leaders

Passing: D. Carr (21-34, 174)
Rushing: D. McFadden (18-59)
Receiving: J. Jones (3-43)

Passing: T. Brady (24-37, 234)
Rushing: S. Ridley (19-54)
Receiving: J. Edelman (10-84)


Sun Sep 7
L 33 - 20at MIA
Sun Sep 14
W 30 - 7at MIN
Sun Sep 21
W 16 - 9OAK
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Sep 29
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 5
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 12
at BUF
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 16
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 26
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 2
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
at IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
at GB
8:30 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
at SD
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
at NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28


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Fantasy Analysis | 1411348568
Patriots defense meets its end of the bargain
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Though they were short on big plays against a Raiders team that had a conservative game plan, the Patriots had another strong defensive showing in Week 3. They limited the Raiders to nine points on 297 yards.

They didn't have a sack after recording six at Minnesota last week, but they did have an interception to secure the victory late in the fourth quarter. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork made a diving grab on a twice-deflected pass with about a minute left to go.

The Patriots DST could be in for another strong showing Week 4 at Kansas City. It remains a top Fantasy option.

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Vance Wilfork has game-clinching interception
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork was in the right place at not only the right time, but also the best possible time Week 3 against Oakland. With the Raiders on the verge of scoring a game-tying touchdown with about a minute to play in the fourth quarter, a pass intended for Denarius Moore was deflected off two Patriots defenders and into a diving Wilfork's arms for a game-clinching interception.

It was the third interception of Wilfork's career. The other two came in 2011. He finished Week 3 with three tackles, including one solo.

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Jerod Mayo big on tackles, as usual
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo led the team with 11 tackles, including three solo, Week 3 against Oakland. It was his second game in three this season with double-digit tackles.

Mayo played only six games last season, but he recorded 55 tackles, averaging 9.2 per game.

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Patriots standouts don't stand out
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Patriots defensive linemen Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich, who are normally among their top performers defensively, didn't do much statistically Week 3 against Oakland. Jones had two tackles, including one solo, and Ninkovich had six tackles, including two solo.

Ninkovich's six tackles were actually a season high, but he still has only one sack this season. Jones has two.

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Another big game for Stephen Gostkowski
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski was 3 for 3 on field goals for the second straight game Week 3 against Oakland. He hit a 21-yarder in the second quarter, a 20-yarder in the fourth and a 36-yarder in the fourth. He also had an extra point. He has made at least two field goals in each of his three games this season.

The Patriots visit the Chiefs in Week 4.

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