BEST BET Oak­land over New Eng­land by 6

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - Miami Florida Over -

OMG. Here we go again… step­ping in the path of Tommy Five Rings as they pre­pare for an­other Su­per Bowl run. Only this time it’s Fut­bol Amer­i­cano at Es­ta­dio Azteca in Mex­ico City where this will mark just the 3rd NFL reg­u­lar sea­son game south of the bor­der. FYI: Oak­land played here last year in a 27-20 win over Hous­ton where the sta­dium sits 7,382 feet above sea level (2,000 feet higher than Den­ver Bronco’s sta­dium). To bet­ter pre­pare for this con­test the Pa­tri­ots stayed and prac­ticed in Den­ver af­ter last week’s game. The Pats are 22-4 SU and 18-8 ATS when com­ing off the Den­ver Bron­cos, but only 1-4 ATS away from Foxbor­ough against AFC West op­po­nents. Oak­land head coach Jack Del Rio is fol­low­ing a bye week dur­ing the sec­ond half of the sea­son, while the Black and Silver are 6-2-1 ATS the last nine games against AFC East op­po­nents. With New Eng­land sport­ing the league’s 25th-ranked rush de­fense al­low­ing 5.0 Yards Per Rush, and the well-rested Raiders on the out­side look­ing in at the cur­rent NFL play­off pic­ture (N0. 8 seed at the mo­ment), this game has ‘mo­lesto’ writ­ten all over it. With that, we turn to

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