Facing the bully mentality

Pats must match Raiders' toughness, stop power running game

Updated: September 29, 2011, 2:15 PM ET
By Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Every week during the season, Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi break down the New England Patriots' upcoming game. This week's breakdown is on Sunday's road contest against the Oakland Raiders:

Mike: One of the things that's hard to miss over the last few days is how a loss stokes an intense surge of passion among Patriots followers. And the biggest question since Sunday's loss to the Bills is how to fix the defense. The Patriots have given up more yards than any team in the NFL and rank ...

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