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In Case You Missed It: Players excited for the home opener

Coming off a 30-7 win against the Minnesota Vikings, the Patriots got back to work to prepare for an experienced Raiders team. While the defense bounced back with a strong performance last Sunday, the offense still looked a little out of sync. In this week's 'Ask PFW' you guys wondered if Brady doesn't trust his receivers. Either way, both Brady and Belichick admitted that they need to spread the ball around more.

This week, Tom Brady will certainly have his hands full again as he gets set to face his former college teammate and longtime NFL veteran, Charles Woodson. Brady vs. Woodson was highlighted as the Patriots Today Matchup of the Week. However, if the Patriots are looking to expose the Raiders defense, Paul Perillo believes that they should set the tone with the running game -- similar to the gameplan last week. If the Patriots choose to go that route, that could mean another big week for Stevan Ridley who says he's willing to do what ever is asked of him.

Let us know what you think the Patriots should do with the offense in this week's Samsonite Make Your Case poll. Andy Hart believes they should start to run the ball more, while Paul Perillo thinks this is still a pass-first offense under Tom Brady.

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Jamie Collins returned to practice this week, and for the most part, the Patriots had perfect attendence at practice all week. The one exception was on Wednesday when Jerod Mayo missed practice for the birth of his third child!

And finally, before coming to the stadium on Sunday afternoon, make sure to download the Patriots Gameday Live app to get the full in-game experience!

Below is a full breakdown of our coverage from this week:

ARTICLES & BLOGS

Matchup Winners: Revis took Greg Jennings out of the game
Bridgestone Performance Review: Patriots-Vikings
News Blitz 9/15: Patriots defense flashes elite potential
Belichick praises versatility of Jones, Hightower
Belichick Transcript 9/15: 'Good, solid contribution from all three phases'
Infographic: Breaking down the win over the Vikings
McDaniels Conference Call Transcript: 'You don't want to become predictable
Patricia Conference Call Transcript: 'We coach our players to play within the rules'
Nitpicks & Nitwits: Errors keeping Patriots from elite status
Gronk to deliver donated Football gear to youth of Somerville
Patriots win over Vikings is most watched program of the week
Game Preview: Patriots to host Raiders in home opener
Patriots sign LB Fleming, OL Hauptmann and DL Schwenke to the practice squad
Belichick Conference Call Transcript: 'We have a lot of work to do'
Take Two-sday: McCourty pick swings momentum
Cheerleader Leigha Marie makes a splash with one-of-a-kind bikinis
Ask PFW: Does Brady not trust his receivers
Coming to the game? Download Patriots Gameday Live!
Edelman silences critics in new video
How to make a lighter lobster roll
New Home for Patriots Fan Clubs and Bars
On the Patswalk: Best Dressed 9/13
Dennis Allen Conference Call Transcript: Carr still seeing a lot of things for the first time
Derek Car Conference Call Transcript: 'My focus is taking it one day at a time'
Jones named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
News Blitz 9/17: What's wrong with Brady and the Patriots offense?
Belichick Transcript 9/17: 'Rolling on these Raiders'
Brady Transcript 9/17: 'We're going to get their best shot'
Mayo misses practice; Sep. 17 notes
Patriots re-sign DB Swanson to the practice squad
Tackling Tech: Technology Drives Tailgating Skyward
It's DDTyme!
Get your Patriots style on this weekend
Raiders vs. Patriots Broadcast Information
Get Jack'd - Ask Jackie Brittain your 2014 Patriots questions!
Oakland Raiders: What they're saying
Defense looks to stall Carr; Sep. 18 notes
Isolation vs. activation: The right choice for your workout
Eight cute clutches you can bring to Gillette Stadium
Game Matchups: Patriots should keep Raiders run game in check
Belichick Transcript 9/19: 'Looking forward to the game'
Patriots - Raiders Injury Report
News Blitz 9/19: Patriots receivers simply aren't getting open
Brady, Belichick want to spread the ball around
Competition fueling Dobson; Sep. 19 notes
Samsonite Make Your Case: Running time?**

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