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The Bucs struck back with a long drive capped off by a 15 yard touchdown pass over the middle. The extra point gives Tampa bay a 10-7 lead at the break.
Brandon Merriweather featured at safety on the drive for the second team Patriots defense and made a couple nice stops. Overall the defense looked pretty gassed in the high temperature weather in Tampa and the touchdown was scored rather easily, which will give coach Belichick plenty to talk about this coming week.
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