The Raiders showed patience on offense as quarterback Derek Carr moved his offense down the field, but a negative play forced them to settle for a 49-yard field goal from the boot of Sebastian Janikowski.
New England struggled on offense in the first quarter as Tom Brady failed to pass for a single yard, but he found his rhythm in the second to fire his side ahead with a six-yard strike to Rob Gronkowski.
In the second half, Oakland reduced the arrears to four points when Janikowski drilled a field goal through the posts from 37 yards.
The Raiders closed the gap as Carr moved his side into a threatening position again, but they could only score three points from the boot of Janikowski again.
Gostkowski added another field goal to give his side a seven-point lead, but the Raiders moved to the four-yard line of the home side with seconds left in the game with a chance to send it to overtime. However, Vince Wilfork came up with a crucial interception to hand his side the victory.