OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates against the New York Jets at O.co Coliseum on September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Can the Patriots defense contain Darren McFadden and the Raiders' powerful running game?
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots average a stunning 540 yards of offense per game. Brady's 1,327 passing yards are the most by anyone in NFL history over three straight games. Despite that, Brady looked all too human last week in the Patriots' loss against the Bills. His four interceptions last week matched his season total from last year.
Oakland is running wild on the ground thanks to NFL rushing leader Darren McFadden. The Arkansas product has 393 rushing yards on the season and three touchdowns. He scored twice last week and ran for 171 yards as the Raiders upset the Jets. Oakland is averaging 185 rushing yards per game.
Raiders defensive end RIchard Seymour did not want to be traded to Oakland in 2009. Though he has been mostly quiet about the rematch with the team he played for eight seasons, he will relish the chance to exact a little revenge by adding to his 2.5 sacks collected so far this season.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 2, 4:15 p.m.
Location: O.com Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV Schedule: CBS
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots