Wk7 Pats 31 - Bucs 17 Brady bounces back in Tampa as Patriots put away winless Buccaneers. Tampa,FL After the lost to the Titans last week the Patriots wanted to regroup and come out strong. First Quarter action, Patriots wanted to establish the running game early to give the offense more balance and they would do just that as F.Taylor would open the scoring with a 25 yard td scamper to put the Pats up 7-0. Bucs would respond driving all the way to the redzone before the Pats defense stiffen up holding them to a FG. The next Pats possession it was Brady's turn as he had an answer for every blitz the Bucs threw at him completing every pass with ease. He even showed some pocket presence as he side step a blitzer to hit Moss deep across the middle to set up a Galloway 18 yard TD strike. Bucs would start to get a rhythm in the second quarter as Cooley and Scheffler help Freeman move the ball downfield to setup scores for them both. Pats would add a 2 yard F.Taylor TD run in the middle of that to go into the half 21-17. Second half Patriots made all the adjustments they needed to make and shutdown the Bucs offense once and for all while adding a Maroney 3 yard TD run and a FG to create more cushion. Patriots are now headed into a much needed bye week before preparing for the Dolphins. Mega players Patrick Willis and Shaun Hill from the (13-3) 49ers were in the Patriots press box cheering on their head coach as they get ready to prepare for the Mega Playoffs. Coach Gaddy will be flying out to SF for the next two weeks to prepare for his playoff game while Assistant Coach Drew Bledsoe will be auditioning FA running backs and preparing the team for the Dolphins. Stats Tom Cool 15-20 195 1td RB Committee (Faulk,Maroney,Taylor) 20-154yrds 3 tds Moss 5 catches 76yrds J.Mayo 6 Tackes 1 pickle Bucs B.Rudd 6 tackles 1 force fumble C.Cooley 8 catches 78yrds 1 td. Freeman 20-28 243yrds 2tds 3 pickles. Player of the Game W.Woodyard (51ovr) Starting MLB - 5 tackles 3 sacks. Rookie LB who beat out Derrick Burgess for the starting spot.