Tonight's Game

Raiders at Patriots

September 08, 2005|By Ken Murray

Time: 9

TV: Chs. 2, 7

Line: Patriots by 7 1/2

Skinny: The Raiders' upgraded offense gets the Patriots' revamped defense as an opening-night test. WR Randy Moss and RB LaMont Jordan (Maryland) give Oakland a double threat. The Patriots play without ILBs Tedy Bruschi and Ted Johnson for the first time, a circumstance Jordan may be able to exploit. They have plenty of cornerbacks this year, however. While Oakland can be expected to score, the Patriots should be able to score more after essentially saving their vets for the regular season.

Pick: Patriots

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