Patriots-Raiders through stats-based lens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders through a stats-based lens, via ESPN's Stats & Information:

1. Divergent paths since the Snow Bowl: On game day, it will have been 4,628 days since the Snow Bowl game between the teams. Consider the path the teams have taken since:

  • The Patriots have a 148-46 record, while the Raiders are 64-130.

  • The Patriots have had 12 winning seasons and the Raiders one.

  • The Patriots have had two starting quarterbacks, the Raiders 18.

  • The Patriots have had one head coach, the Raiders seven.

2. Raiders struggle in Eastern Time zone: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Raiders have lost 14 consecutive day games in the Eastern Time zone, which is the sixth-longest streak in the Super Bowl era. The Titans/Oilers own the longest losing streak in Eastern Time zone games -- 30, from 1981-1987.

3. Brady not connecting down field: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a 55.8 completion percentage through two games, which is 33rd among 35 qualifiers. Brady is 6-of-28 on passes 10 or more yards down the field.

  • 0-10 yards -- 75.5 percent (5th)

  • 11-20 yards -- 29.4 percent (33rd)

  • 20 or more yards -- 9.1 percent (32nd)

4. Receivers play part in down-the-field passing struggles: While Brady has been inaccurate at times on throws of 10 yards or more down the field, his receivers don't always help him out. The Patriots are among the league-leaders in percentage of dropped passes more than 10 yards down field:

  • 2014 -- 11.8 (tied-28th)

  • 2013 -- 6.4 (32nd)

  • 2012 -- 9.4 (32nd)

5. Regular-season home winning streak vs. conference foes: The Patriots have won 30 straight regular-season home games against conference opponents, the longest streak since the merger:

  • Patriots -- 30

  • Bengals -- 8

  • Panthers -- 6

  • Saints - 6

6. Turnover differential remains strength: The Patriots have a league-high seven takeaways through two games and own a plus-5 differential. This has been part of their identity since Brady became their starting quarterback, while the Raiders are an NFL-worst minus-83 over that span:

  • Patriots -- plus-150

  • Packers -- plus-60

  • Colts -- plus-44

  • Seahawks -- plus-44