After two blowout losses to the Cowboys and Saints, Mac Jones and the Patriots will look to search out some much-needed luck on the highway Sunday night towards the Raiders.
Kick-off from Allegiant Stadium — the sight of New England’s most embarrassing lack of the 2022 marketing campaign — is ready for 4:05 p.m..
The 2023 Patriots season is already teetering on the point of catastrophe after two lopsided defeats in Weeks 4 and 5.
Mac Jones is already working on skinny ice after getting benched in each video games, whereas questions proceed to loom over the state of New England’s porous O-line, lackluster offensive weapons and a banged-up protection.
With Malik Cunningham signing a three-year contract and becoming a member of the energetic roster, New England’s offensive personnel might be in line for a seismic shift if Jones and Co. get off to a different lackluster begin.
Right here is Chad Finn’s Unconventional Preview of Patriots-Raiders.
Conor Roche additionally has a breakdown on seven Raiders to observe for on Sunday — headlined by former Patriots wideout Jakobi Meyers and QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Observe alongside right here for dwell updates from Sunday’s showdown in Las Vegas, and verify again as soon as the sport wraps for some early observations.
3:18: Patriots warmups are underway.
3:12: Might be a really busy day for Cunningham.
3:03: Cunningham impressed along with his mobility in his Patriots preseason debut, however he has but to play a regular-season snap on the NFL stage.
2:57: Clearly, the Patriots will need to have actually preferred what Cunningham showcased throughout observe this week, except each Zappe and Will Grier actually struggled in no matter reps got here their method.
2:53: Based mostly on one report from NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, it looks like Mac Jones might be working on a “brief leash” tonight. Might be the Malik Cunningham present if New England has one other sluggish begin.
2:43: The Patriots solely energetic wideouts.
Tyquan Thornton (season debut)
Jalen Reagor (observe squad elevation)
Cunningham may additionally slot in at WR.
2:41: New England’s final journey to Vegas wasn’t precisely sort to the Pats.
They’re solely 2-6 since Jakobi Meyers’ expensive turnover that price New England a much-needed win.
2:40: A take a look at the Patriots inactives. Seems to be like Cunningham might be Jones’ major backup at this time.
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