The NFL has denied the suspension appeal of Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor, meaning the rookie will have to miss the team's next two games.
The Patriots have not been as effective on the ground as they were last season, and it could take some pressure off Tom Brady if they can run the ball against Oakland.
Raiders QB Jason Campbell is more comfortable with the team's offense and coaching staff this season, which has led to improved play.
CBS color commentator and former NFL defensive back Solomon Wilcots talked with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about this week's Patriots-Raiders game.
If the Patriots are to beat the Raiders, they will need to slow down the league's leading rusher, Darren McFadden.
Patriots CBs Leigh Bodden and Devin McCourty gave up a couple big plays to the Bills and will have the task of slowing down speedy Raiders WR Denarius Moore on Sunday.
Darren McFadden, Ray Lewis and Rian Lindell were named AFC Players of the Week for Week Three.
There will be a very entertaining and crucial battle to watch in the trenches between Patriots OLG Logan Mankins and Raiders DT Richard Seymour.
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.
This week, PFW selects Darren McFadden, Ronde Barber and Jason Hanson as its Players of the Week.
Richard Seymour and the Patriots have a long history, but on Sunday, for the first time he will face the team that drafted him as an opponent.
Darren McFadden ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns as the Raiders bullied the Jets in a 34-24 win on Sunday.
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."
Because WLB Quentin Groves hasn't met expectations, the Raiders have had to mix and match on defense so far this season.
With a tough slate ahead of them, the 1-1 Raiders need to find their true identity on both sides of the ball.