The Patriots haven't had a consistent deep threat since the day of Randy Moss. But now they have Brandin Cooks, and he and Tom Brady have become the NFL's most productive deep threat.
The Patriots chose to practice all week in thin air, while the Raiders stayed at sea level until the day before the game. It's clear now which approach worked.
In Bill Belichick's mind, what Ted Karras did on Sunday against the Raiders is one example of why the Patriots are a good team.
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The Patriots are in Mexico to meet the Raiders but there likely won't be anything exotic about their game plan. Look for more of ...
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