In what was admittedly only an exhibition game the Patriots 3rd round draft pick QB Ryan Mallett somewhat outshone the highly regarded Blaine Gabbert throwing a TD pass and throwing for 164 yards. Twelve completions from Nineteen also left him with an impressive debut QB rating of 108.2. He was also involved in 3 other TD scoring drives as New England piled up the points in a 47-12 win.
Gabbert who played the 1st half to be fair faced a few of the expected New England starters and he avoided turning the ball over. Finishing with 9 completions for 85 yards was not too bad considering it was his first outing and he will learn from this experience. He should get another chance although it wont be any easier when the Jags take on the Falcons on 19th August.