Tampa Bay vs New England Recap - Patriots Win 25-21

Tampa Bay vs New England Recap - Patriots Win 25-21

The Patriots were Preseason Week 2 winners on Friday, coming out on top of the Buccaneers by a score of 25-21 at Gillette Stadium.

New England won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 41.5.

Ryan Mallett completed 12 of 20 pass attempts for 137 yards and 1 TD for the Patriots in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Mike James rushed for 81 yards for Tampa Bay, while Peyton Hillis added 73 yards. Mike Glennon threw for 121 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Tiquan Underwood and Kevin Ogletree had 43 and 36 yards respectively.

Tampa Bay was outgained by New England 382-318 yards in Friday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-18 by the Patriots.

New England lost the time of possession battle 32:51/27:09, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

New England looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lions. The Buccaneers will aim to get back on the winning track at Miami.