INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Patriots QBs Mallett vs Garappolo Through Game 1

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Patriots QBs Mallett vs Garappolo Through Game 1

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August 08, 2014 at 03:00pm ET

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Garoppolo and his offense had a little more success on Thursday night. (USA TODAY Images)

After breaking down the numbers from last night's game, here's a look at each quarterback, along with the receivers each targeted and connected with, etc:

RYAN MALLETT:

Total Number of Offensive Plays: 26 (Excluding punts & field goals)

Number of First Down Plays: 10 - First Downs Converted: 0

Number of Second Down Plays: 9 - First Downs Converted: 1

Number of Third Down Plays: 7 - First Downs Converted: 3

Number of Fourth Down Plays: 0, Punts - 3, FG Attempts: 1 - First Downs Converted

Overall: 5-of-12 (42%) 55yds 1 sack/-5 yards

First Down Passing: 0-for-3 (0%)

Second Down Passing: 1-of-3 (33%) for 11yds, 1 sack/-5yds

Third Down Passing: 4-of-6 (67%) for 44yds

Red Zone Passing: No Attempts

Total Receiving Stats:

Brandon LaFell: 2-of-5 for 16yds - 1 First Down

Josh Boyce: 1-of-2 for 15yds - 1 First Down

James Develin: 1-of-1 for 13 yards - 1 First Down

Kenbrell Thompkins: 1-of-2 for 11 yards - 1 First Down

Roy Finch: 0-for-2


JIMMY GAROPPOLO:

Total Number of Offensive Plays: 24 (Excluding punts & field goals)

Number of First Down Plays: 11 - First Downs Converted: 3

Number of Second Down Plays: 7 - First Downs Converted: 2

Number of Third Down Plays: 5 - First Downs Converted: 3

Number of Fourth Down Plays: 1, Punts - 1, FG Attempts: 0 - First Downs Converted 0

Overall: 9-of-13 (69%) 157 yards 1 TD

First Down Passing: 4-of-5 (80%) 52 yards

Second Down Passing: 4-of-5(80%) 52 yards

Third Down Passing: 1-of-2 (50%) 53 yards

Red Zone Passing: 0-for-2

Total Receiving Stats:

Brian Tyms: 5-of-6 for 119yds - 1 TD - 5 First Downs

Josh Boyce: 2-of-3 for 15yds

Roy Finch: 1-of-2 for 7yds

Wilson Van Hooser: 1-of-1 for 16 yards - 1 First Down

Justin Jones: 0-for-1

It's interesting to note how consistent Garoppolo was when looking at his passing numbers by down, with the identical stats from 1st to second down and similar yardage on third down. Obviously we're only through one game and Garoppolo still has a lot to learn, but it will be interesting to see if at some point Bill Belichick gives him the opportunity to work with the first team in any of these preseason games should Mallett continue to struggle.

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