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Running Backs Key Patriots Big Win Over Mistake-Prone Raiders 36-20

Observations From This Afternoon’s Win

What a difference a week makes. One week after being held to just 20 yards on the ground against Seattle, the Patriots running backs were the difference as they ran all over the Raiders in the final three quarters en route to a 36-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Rex Burkhead had a huge game as scored three touchdowns, two rushing, and one receiving while gaining 49 yards on 6 rushes (8.2-yard average) while catching seven passes for 49 yards. Sony Michel gained 117 yards on nine carries (13.