FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady put to rest worries about his knee. His nearly perfect arm was never a concern.
Brady completed his first 11 passes before missing his last one and threw his first touchdown pass to new top wide receiver Danny Amendola. Brady played the first two series, then rested as the Patriots went on to a 25-21 exhibition victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night.
Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman worked two possessions and had a much rougher time against the team they'll face in the third game of the regular season. He was sacked three times and completed only two of three passes for 8 yards before rookie Mike Glennon took over.
Glennon threw 2 touchdown passes, on 12-22 passing, but also threw a pick 6 to Logan Ryan.
The Bucs' backup running backs picked up some good yardage. Rookie Mike James had 15 carries, for 81 yards. Peyton Hillis rushed 18 times for 73 yards.
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Associated Press and 10 News