The Patriots lead the Raiders, 17-10, at halftime of their Week 4 contest.
It's been anything but easy, though.
New England fell behind twice and flirted with a third deficit before Patrick Chung's interception of an inexplicably sloppy Jason Campbell throw in the end zone.
Sebastian Janikowski opened the scoring with a 28-yard field goal, but the Pats went ahead on a 15-yard connection between Tom Brady and Wes Welker.
Michael Bush cashed in a 1-yard TD run for the Raiders in the second, before BenJarvus Green-Ellis answered with a 1-yarder of his own. The Pats made it 17-10 just before the half when Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 44-yard field goal following Chung's pick.
Brady completed just eight of 17 passes in the first half, but avoided any interceptions. Campbell went 11-for-15 for 144 yards.
Stevan Ridley impressed in three carries, totaling 36 runs. Oakland's Darren McFadden carried the ball eight times for 57 yards.
Linebacker Jerod Mayo left the game with an apparent knee injury. His return was listed as questionable.