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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.
If his performance on Friday was any indication, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's knee is perfectly fine.
Brady completed 11-of-12 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown and the Patriots defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 25-21, in NFL preseason action at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
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.
Tampa Bay was dealt an early blow when running back Doug Martin left the game after taking a knee to the head.
Tim Tebow got some action for the Patriots, completing 1-of-7 passes and throwing an interception. Tebow also ran six times for 30 yards.
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