The Raiders are in a bit of a predicament with their injuries. While they are both potentially playing at this time, injuries to tight end Darren Waller and running back Josh Jacobs will be hard to overcome. Waller is currently nursing a knee injury which isn't really ideal for a tight end who has been on the field for 90% of the teams snaps this season. The fact that he's had 24 targets in those 2 weeks shows how important he's been to the play calling. Jacobs is also a huge part of the Raiders' offense as he's been out there for 102 snaps. Last week he had three touchdowns against the Panthers. For the season he's had 52 carries and 9 targets. Jacobs has been out most of the week with a hip injury.
SPECIAL TEAMS- This week the Patriots are back to having their typical advantage when it comes to punting. Hopefully, we don't get to see a lot of punts from Jake Bailey, but if we do he'll likely be pinning Derek Carr back deep. Shocker that the Raiders have an overwhelming advantage when it comes to the kicking game. The Patriots are still letting Nick Folk handle the kicking duties, while the Raiders actually have a pretty solid kicker. Folk is 1 for 3 this season with misses in both games. Daniel Carlson has been perfect for the Raiders and has made 54 yard field goals in back to back games. Fun Fact- There hasn't been a special teams score in the NFL yet this year.