Powered by 162 yards from Cam Newton, and a total team offensive output of 406 yards, the New England Patriots easily defeated the Las Vegas Raiders in a lopsided 36-20 victory, Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020 in Gillette Stadium in New England. The Patriots rushing game contributed to this with with 250 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to support a 162 yards, one touchdown effort by Cam Newton.
Newton helped the Patriots in this victory by attempting 28 passes and completing 17 of them. This led to a final QB production of 162 yards, one interception and one touchdown for the game.
Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel led the rushing game for the Patriots. Burkhead rushed for 49 yards from carrying the football six times. Burkhead was helped by Michel who carried the football nine times for a total of 117 yards. In the passing game, Newton was most successful throwing the ball to Damiere Byrd and N’Keal Harry. Byrd caught three passes for a total of 27 yards, while Harry contributed with 34 yards from two passes.
The Patriots’ defense contributed to the win with two sacks, three forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, and scored one defensive touchdown.
For the Raiders, Derek Carr ended the day having completed 24 of 32 passes, leading to 261 yards, no interceptions and two touchdowns. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 119.40.
The rushing game for the Raiders was led by Devontae Booker and Josh Jacobs. For the game, Booker rushed for 31 yards from carrying the football three times. Meanwhile Jacobs carried the ball 16 times for a total of 71 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Raiders included Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards. Renfrow caught six passes for a total of 84 yards, while Edwards contributed with 48 yards from two passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Raiders defense ended the game with two sacks, and two tackles for loss, to go along with no forced fumbles.
The Patriots walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 1-0. The Raiders on the other hand, dropped to 0-1 for the season.