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Patriots on solid ground with veteran offensive line

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s debut with his new-look receiving corps Friday night was eagerly anticipated, but when No. 12 took the field for the first of two drives on the evening, the plays went like this:

Handoff Stevan Ridley, gain of 62 yards. Handoff LeGarrette Blount, gain of 8 yards. Handoff Blount, gain of 1 yard. Handoff Blount, gain of 3 yards. Handoff Ridley, gain of 5 yards. Handoff Ridley, 1-yard touchdown.

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