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Raiders vs. Patriots Score Update: New England Controlling Second Half, Up 31-13

The New England Patriots seem to be tired of playing around with the Oakland Raiders, and have turned on the jets in the second half. New England took the opening drive and took four minutes to go up 24-10. Brady found Wes Welker running toward the right sideline for 32 yards to put the Patriots in Raider territory. Then Stephen Ridley took the football to the outside and torched it 33 yards into the end zone.

Oakland then put up an extensive 15 play, 74 yard, seven and a half minute drive behind the passing of Jason Campbell to put them in the red zone, but Oakland chose to kick a Sebastian Janikowski field goal down 14 and take the points on 4th and 3 at the New England 8. New England went almost immediately back to work, and it was Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Tom Brady, Wes Welker (receptions of nine, 19, six, and 28 yards). Brady then capped off the drive and probably put the game away when he found Deion Branch in the middle of the end zone.

The Raiders were driving early in the fourth quarter, but Vince Wilfork had another impressive interception from the nose tackle spot to kill it. Oakland is in a deep hole and time is running out for them in this one.

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