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New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Game Thread

At 7:30 p.m. ET the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots kick off the second week of preseason action. The Patriots will be playing their starters through the first quarter, according to Greg Bedard. According to Roy Cummings, the Bucs are likely to get about 15 plays out of their starters, which should be about a quarter as well. Some starters will probably play longer, like Adrian Clayborn and Dezmon Briscoe. This should prove to be a good test for the Bucs, who didn't see much resistance from the Chiefs' backups last week.

Some articles to read before the game gets started:

Game Preview at Bucs Nation
Five Players to watch on defense at Bucs Nation
Five Players to watch on offense at Bucs Nation
Player improvements to look for at Bucs Nation
SB Nation Tampa Bay's preview of the game
ESPN1040's preview
Jenna Laine's preview
Five things to watch from the Tampa Tribune
Five things to watch from Pewter Report
Five things to watch from the St. Petersburg Times

Inactives for the Bucs:
CB Aqib Talib, CB Myron Lewis, DT Roy Miller, DT Brian Price, S Ahmad Black, WR Arrelious Benn, TE Luke Stocker