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.
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
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?**
Week 2 Report Card: New England Patriots
Exclusive: Inside the locker room after the win
Press Pass: Solder
Press Pass: Wright
Patriots Radio: Edelman
Patriots Radio: Jones
Patriots Radio: Wilfork
Patriots Radio: Belichick
Player Spotlight: Jones
Edelman, Patriots happy with with, eager to improve
Press Pass: Edelman
Press Pass: Develin
Play By Pics: Patriots-Vikings montage
How'd They Do That: the science of mouth guards
Get "Totally Fit" with Harold Nash
First and Goal: Targeting Oakland
Why We Play: Gronkowski
Belichick 9/17: We have a lot to get ready for
Brady 9/17: This is a big week for us
Press Pass: Jones
Collins returns to practice, Mayo missing
Press Pass: Gronkowski
Press Pass: Stevan Ridley
Press Pass: Jones
Belichick Breakdown: Key plays from Patriots win
Matchup of the Week: Brady vs. Woodson
Gronkowski and others excited for home game
Mayo returns to practice
Throwback Thursday: Moss in West Virginia
Three Points with Perillo: Run vs. the Raider
Press Pass: McCourty
Press Pass: Revis
Press Pass: Wilfork
Opponent Preview: The Oakland Raiders
Catching up with Jones
Revis and others ready for Raiders
Preview: Raiders vs. Patriots
PFW TV 9/18: Raiders perview; Develin one-on-one
Belichick 9/19: Everybody is excited for Sunday
Fantasy Week 3: Sit 'em or start 'em
Perfect attendance at Patriots practice on Friday
Tedy Bruschi honored at The Tradition
Re-living the OT thriller vs. Oakland
Brady on WEEI 9/15: We have room for improvement
Belichick 9/15: A lot of things we can improve on
Jones on WEEI 9/15: Blocked kick was a team effort
Edelman on WEEI 9/15: Need to learn from mistakes
Belichick on WEEI 9/15: Great coaches on my staff
Wilfork on WEEI 9/15: Huge step in right directions
Belichick 9/16: Raiders defense is very aggressive
Patricia 9/16: Raiders have a dual threat run game
McDaniels 9/16: Gronk making strides each week
PFW In Progress 9/16: Recapping Sunday's win
Patriots Playbook 9/16: What stood out in the win?
Fantasy Football Champs 9/16: Who to start week 3
PFW In Progress 9/17: Moving on to the Raiders
Patriots Playbook 9/17: Previewing the Raiders
Allen 9/17: Great challenge to play the Patriots
Car 9/17: Patriots defense is well coached
The Bob Socci Show 9/17: Hooman and more
PFW In Progress 9/18: Raiders preview; NFL picks
Patriots Playbook 9/18: Raiders preview; Wk. 3 picks
Fantasy Football Champs 9/18: Lineup help and more
Rob Ninkovich on WAAF's Hill-Man Morning Show