Week 15 in the 2022 NFL season sees a rematch of the infamous ‘Tuck Rule’ game of 2002, a game that set the Patriots on their way to unprecedented glory and changed the NFL. Many Raiders fans are still bitter, so can they get revenge in the New England Patriots VS Las Vegas Raiders matchup? And how will the NFL betting odds predict it?
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The Patriots can’t rely on Tom Brady as they did in the AFC divisional game of January 2002. However, they have Mac Jones, who led the 15th-ranked offense in his rookie season thanks to his efficiency. The Patriots’ defense was the team’s best unit, as they allowed the fewest yards in the NFL and helped them to win several nail-biters. Davante Adams and Derek Carr must be slowed down, so they’ll need this strategy once again.
Las Vegas advanced to the playoffs a year ago and nearly pulled off an upset of the Cincinnati Bengals, who went on to win the American Football Conference title. By adding Davante Adams to the roster and pairing him with Derek Carr at quarterback, they have strengthened an already potent unit. They’ll be hoping for another trip to the postseason, but they’ll face stiff competition from divisional revivals. Can they win at home against a strong Patriots team and keep those hopes alive?
New England has won the last 6 straight against the Raiders, and the silver and black have only managed 1 win in this head-to-head since the Tuck Rule game of ’02. They have ex-Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel leading them, though, and he should know how to slow down Mac Jones and Belichick’s offense. If you bet on NFL games, favor the Raiders to win at home this weekend.