The Las Vegas Raiders head to Foxborough on Sunday to take on the New England Patriots. Recently, Raider Nation was asked to weigh in on the matchup.
The first two weeks of the NFL season have Raider Nation gleaming with joy at the moment. Rightfully so, Jon Gruden’s Raiders sit at 2-0 with the team’s offense currently rolling. That said, the Week 3 matchup will be an early test of where the Silver and Black truly sit. The chief reason for this will be the fact they’re facing a Bill Belichick coached defense.
The game will answer several questions on whether the Raiders can adapt without rookie Henry Ruggs III. So far, Ruggs has been the catalyst for the offense as his speed has opened up opportunities. With so much on the line, here at the Raider Ramble, we asked our readers to weigh in with their predictions and “hot takes” going into Sunday. As always, Raider Nation never disappoints.
As you can see in our original pinned Tweet, fans had some interesting things to say.
Josh Jacobs throws a TD Pass👀👀👀— JOHNNY (@DatJuanDude92) September 25, 2020
Game will be close until the end. Will take a 2 minute drill from either Carr or Cam to win— Josh Jacobs Fan Account (2-0) (@raiderstankszn) September 25, 2020
Carr rushing TD And Jacobs receiving TD— KAi (@Bojack_Mgx) September 25, 2020
Abram cracks one of Cam’s ribs on one of those designed QB run plays.— Eazie Breezy (@Eazie00) September 25, 2020
Will This Be a Close One For The Raiders?
A common theme with many fans was the belief that this game will be close till the end. This would bode well for the Raiders since quarterback Derek Carr has proven to be a master at comeback wins. Also, Josh Jacobs has seen a larger role in the passing game so perhaps a receiving touchdown isn’t too farfetched. Additionally, we know safety Johnathan Abram is a missile so if Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is in the open field, it could get ugly. We’ll have to wait and see if any of these takes come to fruition in Foxborough.
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