The Patriots had a ton of success throwing the ball on Friday against the Buccaneers. It all started with Tom Brady, who showed no ill effects from a knee injury suffered in practice earlier in the week.
Danny Amendola was a frequent target for Brady while the star signal-caller was on the field. The duo hooked up six times, including a 26-yard scoring play on the Patriots' opening drive. Brady went on to complete his first 11 attempts.
Ryan Mallett was successful in relief of Brady, going 12-of-20 for 137 yards and a score. He found Zach Sudfeld for a 22-yard scoring strike to give the Patriots an 18-7 first-half lead.
Buccaneers starting quarterback Josh Freeman appeared in just one series, completing 2-of-3 passes for eight yards. Mike Glennon, the Bucs' third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, went 12-of-22 for 121 yards and tossed a pair of touchdown passes.
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