Was it spotless? Hardly. Thompkins dropped a pass that looked bound for big yardage and both struggled to get open at times.
But after a week of critique, the rookie twosome gave the Pats something to believe in.
“I thought we played a really good game,” said Thompkins. “From watching film we had a good idea what they were going to do, and we knew (Darrelle) Revis was out there. But we just needed to have the timing down with our quarterback and I feel like we had a good day.”