NEPD Staff Writer: Jimmy Flaherty
In a game that seemed as if it was never going to end because of penalty flags, the Patriots came away with a win over the Eagles 42-35 in their second preseason match up of the year. Many top players, including Tom Brady, Logan Mankins, Darrelle Revis, and others, saw their first action after sitting out during the first preseason game against Washington in which they lost.
With the return of these players, it came as no surprise that the Patriots looked much smoother in all three phases of the game. According to Coach Belichick in his conference call on Saturday, there were many positives on film to take away from Friday nights game.