New England quarterback Tom Brady completed 30 of his 37 passes en route to a 33-8 win over the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City on Sunday afternoon.
It was all New England in this game as Brady threw for 339 total yards and held the opponents offense to below 20 points for the sixth-consecutive game.
It all got started in the first after Brady went 9-for-9 – including two third-down completions to wide receiver Danny Amendola before completing a 15-yard touchdown pass to running back Dion Lewis for the 6-0 lead before kicker Stephen Gostowski made it 7-0 with his point-after try.
New England scored 23 unanswered points thanks to Gostkowski, Lewis and wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Cooks had six catches on the afternoon for 149 total yards. He was without a doubt Brady’s most valuable target while Lewis had 10 catches for 60 total yards.
In the second quarter, Brady connected with Cooks with a 52-yard pass, Gronkowski for 14 yards and ended it by finding Amendola in the endzone.
It wasn’t all the offense that helped lead the way to the victory, the defense held the Raiders scoreless until the fourth quarter. They also forced two turnovers for the fifth time this season.
Up 14-0, Gostowski made a 62-yard field goal to give New England a 17-point lead. The 62-yarder set a franchise-record and was also the seventh-consecutive time the team scored in the final minute of the opening half.
Another touchdown and three field goals later, the Pats were 33-0 before Oakland their scoring drought. Carr connected with wide receiver Amari Cooper before connecting with fellow wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a two-point conversion.
That’s all the Raiders would muster as they handed the 33-8 victory over to the Patriots who are now tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for an AFC-best record of 8-2.
Carr only went 28-for-49 on the afternoon with 237 total yards as Oakland fell to 4-6 on the season.
New England will be heading back home to Foxboro to take on their AFC opponent the Miami Dolphins (4-6) at Gillette Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.