Brady shines for Patriots in ugly win over 'Bucs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady put to rest worries about his knee. His nearly perfect arm was never a concern.

Two days after spraining his left knee, the New England star 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 preseason 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.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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