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By The Associated Press
NEW ENGLAND (7-2) vs. OAKLAND (4-5) at Mexico City
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 5-4, Oakland 3-5-1
SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 18-15-1
LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Raiders 16-9, Sept. 21, 2014
LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Broncos 41-16; Raiders had bye, beat Dolphins 27-24 on Nov. 5
AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 2, Raiders No. 18
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (16), PASS (1).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE- OVERALL (32), RUSH (26) PASS (32).
RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (27), PASS (15).
RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (21), PASS (22).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - New England has won four straight in series, last Oakland win was in 2002. ... Patriots QB Tom Brady averaging 311.9 yards passing per game, second best in career. Brady needs one TD pass to join Warren Moon (25 in 1997), Brett Favre (25 in 2009) as only QBs in their 40s with at least 20 TD passes in season. ... Patriots coach Bill Belichick tied with Tom Landry for third all-time with 270 wins. ... New England spent week at Air Force Academy to acclimate to altitude. ... Patriots have won 12 straight road games. ... New England RB Dion Lewis had TD run and kick return for TD last week vs. Denver. ... Patriots allow league-worst 7.2 yards per play on first down. ... Raiders won previous trip to Mexico City in 2016, 27-20 over Houston in NFL's return to Azteca Stadium. ... Oakland only team in NFL history with no INTs on defense in first nine games. Only team since at least 1940 to go 10 in a row without intercepting pass was 1976-77 49ers. ... Raiders allowing opposing QBs to complete 71.2 percent of passes and post 110.5 passer rating, both would be third worst in NFL history. ... Raiders have won both games immediately following bye under coach Jack Del Rio. ... Oakland QB Derek Carr has three straight 300-yard games. Only Raider with longer streak was Rich Gannon with six in 2002, year he won league MVP honors. ... Fantasy Tip: Patriots RB James White second among all RBs with 46 catches faces defense that has struggled covering RBs out of backfield.
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Updated November 16, 2017