New England Patriots: Five Players To Watch Against Oakland Raiders

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Sep 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves the field after the game against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Patriots win 30-7 and it was the 200th career win for Belichick. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

As the New England Patriots get ready to host the Oakland Raiders in their home opener on Sunday, us fans continue to dissect what we all expect to be an easy victory. Of course, don’t let Bill Belichick hear that, because I am sure he will be hyping this game up to be the equivalent of the Super Bowl.

There are a number of players that I will be keeping a close eye on as the game progress, but a few stand out above the rest. Not only in terms of helping the Patriots secure a win, but just monitoring their overall progress, in visualizing their role for the rest of the 2014-15 season.

So, without further ado, here are the top five Patriots players to watch this Sunday. Enjoy!