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Five Thoughts On Sunday’s Win Over the Raiders: Patriots Have a Special Player Emerging on Defense

Heading into Sunday’s game against the Raiders, one of the biggest concerns was how the Patriots would deal with Las Vegas’ ground game.

Instead, New England turned the tables and gave John Gruden’s bunch more than they could handle with their own rushing attack after putting up 250-yards in a 36-20 win at Gillette Stadium.

Here are some thoughts on Sunday afternoon’s game:

1) With Sony Michel seeing little action early on in this one, the Patriots saw some terrific bursts from J.J. Taylor, who broke off some solid runs and continues to show he can contribute in this offense.