The New England Patriots went in to Mexico City and PUMMELED the Oakland Raiders 33-8. Yesterday’s game marked the 6th in a row in which the Patriots defense held an opponent to less than 17 points. The offense was firing on all cylinders as well on their way to victory.
The game was considered to be a home game for the Raiders and that’s not something that Jack Del Rio and the Raiders are happy about.
As you could tell, the stadium in Mexico City was filled with a plethora of Patriots fans. Our fans not only travel well, but they’re worldwide, and that includes south of the border. Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio and QB Derek Carr weren’t happy about losing the game on, what they thought, was a neutral field.
“The hospitality was great, but it really wasn’t (a homefield advantage),” said Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. “It wasn’t the Coliseum, that feel. “Now, we loved playing here. We loved coming down here and playing. But it felt more neutral.”
I get their sentiment, it’s hard to consider it a home game when half the crowd is chanting “BRADY, BRADY!, but none of that would have mattered. If you think playing this game in Oakland would have mattered one difference, you’re delusional. Just like Raiders fans last year who said “the Patriots would have been dead meat if Derek Carr didn’t get hurt”, they could have played this game in Del Rio’s front yard, it wouldn’t have mattered. Suck it up buttercup.