Brady sharp in his preseason opener, Pats pound Bucs
Published November 20, 2014
Tom Brady was sharp in his preseason debut, of-19 passed for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady played the entire first half, leading the Patriots to touchdowns on four of their first five possessions. Aaron Hernandez and Chad Ochocinco both caught touchdown passes from the 2010 unanimous NFL MVP, while BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for a pair of scores.
The Buccaneers starters weren't nearly as sharp. Josh Freeman completed just 5-of-10 passes for 33 yards, while LeGarrette Blount rushed four times for one yard.
Elbert Mack accounted for Tampa Bay's first score when he intercepted a Ryan Mallett pass and brought it back 69 yards for a touchdown.