The New England Patriots’ weekend excursion to Oakland resulted in a good news/bad news situation for Pats fans. The good news is that the Patriots emerged victorious with a 31-19 victory over the once-upstart Raiders.
But the potentially awful news is that, according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, star linebacker Jerod Mayo is expected to miss several weeks (four to six, as of now) with a sprained MCL. This news may have scores of Patriots fans panicking on the surface, but deep down, they shouldn’t be.
Here are five reasons New England can cope without Jerod Mayo.