Football

Sept. 18, 1963

Upon arriving in Oakland, the Patriots found out that they would have their starting quarterback four days later against the Raiders.

Babe Parilli said that the nerve problem in his right arm responded well to treatment from a University of Southern Calif., doctor, would keep him on the sidelines. That came as some relief to Patriots coach Mike Holovak. The Pats struggled in a Week 2 win at San Diego.

With Parilli at the helm, the Patriots beat Oakland, 20-14, at Frank Youell Field, a 22,000 makeshift venue the Raiders called home before the Alameda County Coliseum was completed.

The Patriots would play the second of four straight road games, not returning to Fenway Park until Oct. 11 against the Raiders.

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