Buccaneers vs Patriots: Takeaways from New England's 23-3 Win over Tampa Bay

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Buccaneers vs Patriots: Takeaways from New England's 23-3 Win over Tampa Bay
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Tom Brady found rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins for two touchdowns, while the defense allowed just three points, to lead the New England Patriots to a dominating 23-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

The defense continues to protect the offense, giving valuable incubation time to the young rookie receivers. Both Thompkins and Aaron Dobson came through with solid games, while Julian Edelman chipped in with seven catches.

The Pats also got their ground game going with 156 yards on the ground.

On defense, the Pats stopped four fourth-down attempts by the Bucs, and despite giving up a few big passes, had perfect red-zone play.  Through three games, this is the best the Patriots defense has looked in a long time.

Here are the biggest takeaways for the 3-0 Pats.

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