Patriots vs Raiders: Rex Burkhead is helping the New England Patriots defy expectations

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Author: Jon Kuzma

Just when you thought the New England Patriots were done for. They found a way to reinvent themselves once again. Cam Newton was the hero in the Patriots first win. But Rex Burkhead was the guy who stepped up in New England’s 36-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Burkhead had 3 touchdowns in that matchup and it was a pleasant surprise for Josh McDaniel’s offense. Right now they’re still trying to figure out their identity after moving forward without Tom Brady. Life is much easier for the Patriots when Burkhead is able to be an x-factor out their backfield. Sony Michel was also sharp against the Raiders. So it’s clear that New England’s running backs took over in week three. Which obviously gives Cam Newton a little rest in the middle of a long season. Because Burkhead was so good this team also gets to keep building up their confidence. And they’re starting to look like what we’ve know them to be in the past. It’s amazing how they’ve been able to reload by just sticking to the “Patriot Way.”

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