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Brady and Pats begin season where the left off

Tom Brady went 24-for-38 for 306 yards and two touchdowns as the New England Patriots opened their season with a 30-20 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

The Patriots were listed as 7.5-point favorites and made good on covering the spread. The combined score of 50 went OVER the posted over/under (48.5).

Corey Dillon rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns, while Deion Branch caught seven passes for 99 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots.

Kerry Collins completed 18 of 40 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns.

Randy Moss had 130 yards receiving and a touchdown on five catches, while Courtney Anderson had two touchdown receptions.