1. It all comes down to McFadden
Bill Belichicks defensive plans for this weeks matchup will focus on stopping Darren McFadden simply because no other team knows how. The Arkansas product rushed the Raiders past the Jets last week with 170 yards and two touchdowns. In his fourth season, McFadden leads the league in rushing with 393 yards and will determine the Raiders' fate against the Patriots. New Englands rushing defense has allowed the 10th fewest yards this season, but those numbers are deceiving as the Patriots have faced three pass-heavy offenses (Dolphins, Chargers, Bills).