New England Defeats Oakland 31-19 - Recap
Wes Welker was good for 158 receiving yards on Sunday as the Patriots grabbed a 31-19 win over the Raiders at O.co Coliseum.
Bettors who backed the Patriots were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 6.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 55.5.
Tom Brady completed 16 of 30 pass attempts for 226 yards and 2 TDs for the Patriots in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Darren McFadden rushed for 75 yards for Oakland, while Jacoby Ford added 30 yards. Jason Campbell threw for 344 yards for the Raiders, while receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey and Kevin Boss had 115 and 78 yards respectively.
Oakland outgained New England 504-409 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-24 by the Patriots.
Oakland led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 33:20/26:40 split in that important category.
Next game, New England takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Oakland, they head on the road to face Houston.