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Patriots vs. Raiders: What to watch for

Oakland's tough D-line and RB Darren McFadden are key concerns this week

Updated: October 1, 2011, 10:51 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

OAKLAND -- Areas of interest as the New England Patriots visit the Oakland Raiders in an AFC clash Sunday (CBS, 4 p.m. ET):

Blocking Seymour and impact of Raiders' d-line. The strength of the Raiders' defense is up front, starting with captain Richard Seymour. The Raiders rotate seven or eight linemen into the game, which Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light noted keeps them fresh. Seymour remains a top player and he will be a challenge for interior offensive linemen Dan Connolly ...

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