What A game! The Pats started off a little slow but after half time the tore it up! I'm sure Rex Burkhead can't remember the last time he scored three touchdowns in a game. But he said every time he reached the end zone Sunday was for James White. Burkhead had two rushing touchdowns and a receiving TD. "We tried to go out there and play for him, " Burkhead said of White, who missed his second straight game after his father, Tyrone, was killed in a car accident. "He's a brother to me. I really feel his pain. "With White out, the Patriots' running backs picked up the slack for an offense that struggled early. Sony Michel finished with nine carries for 117 yards. As a team, New England (2-1) rushed for a season-high 250 yards."We came together and just played hard. That's what James White does, " Michel said. Cam Newton was 17 of 28 passing for 162 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Shilique Calhoun had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a score. The Patriots have won the last six meetings with the Raiders and improved to 47-9 in regular-season games following a loss. Raiders coach Jon Gruden dropped to 0-3 against Belichick. Derek Carr finished 24 of 32 for 261 yards and a two TDs for Las Vegas (2-1). But he had two fumbles that led to a field goal for New England and a late touchdown when he lost the ball in the end zone and it was recovered by Calhoun. Josh Jacobs also had a fumble. Las Vegas opened the season by scoring at least 34 points in its first two games with six red zone touchdowns. The Raiders were also second in the NFL, converting on 57 percent of third downs. They went just 2 for 5 in the red zone and 3 of 9 on third down Sunday."We fumbled the ball in the red zone. We missed a field goal that we should make. We can't stop the run in the second half. There are some issues that add up to a loss, " Gruden said. But Carr said there's no reason to panic."It's one game, " he said. "If we're gonna blow up everything after the good things that we've done after one game, then this game ain't for some of those people. We are just fine. We're gonna be fine. "The offenses were stagnant in the first half as both teams struggled to get into a groove. Things changed for the Patriots on their first drive of the third quarter when Michel, who struggled in the first two games, broke free for a 38-yard run. A 15-yard pass from Newton to Burkhead got the Patriots into the red zone. Three plays later Burkhead capped the drive with a spinning 5-yard TD run to stretch New England's lead to 20-10. After both teams traded field goals, the Patriots took over with 11:22 remaining and ate up more than five minutes of clock with a 10-play, 86-yard drive that was capped with a 5-yard TD plunge by Burkhead."We played the best 30 minutes of football in the second half, which is what we needed, " Belichick said. The Pats take on the Chiefs Sunday at 4:25. I can't wait for that game.