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PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots’ defense able to generate pressure

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots had a strong night rushing the passer against Tampa Bay, recording a combined four sacks of starter Josh Freeman and backup Mike Glennon.

Brandon Spikes got things going right from the start, coming through the middle on the Buccaneers’ first play and taking down Freeman for a 4-yard loss. The Bucs weren’t able to recover and went three-and-out.

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