Since taking office that belonged to Tom Cable, Jackson did not allow his players to make excuses and not willing to use them.
That faith will be tested if the free safety Michael Huff can not play. Huff suffered a concussion in week three victory over the New York Jets and was listed as questionable on the team injury report.
With cornerback Chris Johnson sidelined with a thigh injury, the Raiders will have to seek help from their bench to try to stop the offensive number one Brady led the NFL, the best quarterback in the AFC.
"He who follows," said Jackson. "We can not worry about that. If you are outside is outside and that between the follower ".
Johnson hurt his thigh in the opening minutes of the victory over Jets 34-24 and did not practice throughout the week. Joe Porter and substitutes were divided Chimdi Chekwa to replace Johnson played in that game until the defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan decided to stay with Chekwa, who was a fourth-round pick.
Jackson declined to say who would be the starter in place of Johnson.
The coach said Huff passed the test required of the players after suffering concussions, although he admitted not know if Huff had fallen or not.
"Once you pass the test, there are still other factors that have to happen that are not included," he said. "We just have to keep pushing those."
Tyvon Branch likely will move to free safety in the event that Huff can not play.
The good news for Oakland is that their potent offense would be enhanced by the return of wide receiver Jacoby Ford, who has not played since the season opener and is listed as questionable, but has said he expects to play.
Sportsbooks currently have the Patriots listed as 6-point favorites versus the Raiders, while the game's total is sitting at 55.