Patriots beat Eagles for second preseason win

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...just kidding, it was nothing of the sort. But the Patriots did score a 37-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a meaningless preseason rematch of Super Bowl LII at Gillette Stadium.

The home team jumped out to a quick 17-0 lead thanks to a couple Tom Brady touchdown passes and a fumble recovery that Ja'Whaun Bentley ran back for a touchdown before letting the Eagles creep back in the second half.

New England's offensive and defensive starters played the entire first half and there was a lot to like, especially from the defense.

Adrian Clayborn, in particular, was all over the field. The Pats' new defensive end had one tackle, a strip sack of Nick Foles that led to Bentley's touchdown.

Meanwhile, Brady wasted no time in his preseason debut. He finished his night going 19-of-26 for 172 yards and two touchdowns. He went 5-for-5 on the opening drive and hit Chris Hogan in the end zone to give the Patriots the lead.

James White was also heavily involved early on. On the opening drive, White was featured on almost every play and finished his night with six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown to go along with 31 yards on four carries.

Rookie tackle Isaiah Wynn left the game in the first half with a leg injury and had to be carted off to the locker room, so that will be something to monitor going forward.

The Patriots will travel to Carolina to face the Panthers next Thursday.

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