They were already rivals, then of course Kevin Durant went to the Dubs and entrenched the hate. If Durant sits, then Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are both great building blocks. And of course, Russell Westbrook is routinely triggered when he faces the Warriors.
New England capped a monster of an opening drive when Tom Brady found Dion Lewis for a 15-yard touchdown pass. Brady completed all nine of his pass attempts on a drive that went 15 plays, 87 yards and took 7:07 off the clock. Stephen Gostkowski made the PAT. 7-0, Patriots
A crushing Raiders fumble occurred with just 33 seconds remaining in the first half and Oakland threatening to score before halftime. Seth Roberts lost the ball while trying to gain extra yards around the New England 7-yard line.
Don’t give Tom Brady time to find a receiver in the red zone. Brady found Danny Amendola in the back of the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown to cap a nine-play, 80 yard drive that took a quick 3:32 off the second-quarter clock. Stephen Gostkowski made the PAT. 14-0, Patriots
Winston’s progress clearly has stalled. It’s not clear how much the shoulder injury from three weeks earlier has contributed. It’s also not clear how any of it happened when additions like DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard joined Mike Evans and Doug Martin to supposedly give the Bucs all the weapons they’d need.