Patriots rebound from the bye week with a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Patriots played a sloppy game on the offensive end, but were able to muster up 17 unanswered points to seal the victory.
Here are the standout performers.
Yes, a punter was the most valuable player today. The offense sputtered all game long, which caused Bailey's name to be called 8 times. He pinned the Eagles offense inside the 20 yard line 6 out of 8 times and had an average of 47.6 yards. Three of those 6 punts were inside the 10 yard line, as well. Bailey's exceptional performance made the Eagles offense halt and continue to turn the ball back over to the Patriots.
Edelman led the way in receiving with 5 catches for 53 yards, and also recorded the only passing touchdown on the day with a trick play that allowed him to connect with Phillip Dorsett for 6. The play was reminiscent of Jules' pass to Amendola years ago against the Ravens. I love the plays the Pats broke out today, they told the Eagles who are known for digging deep and running weird formations, 'we can play that way too.'
Shelton tied for the lead in tackles with 7 total today. He picked up a sack, as well. Most notably though was his forced fumble in the second quarter that allowed the Patriots to get the ball in great field position and score.
The Patriots will face off against another NFC East foe with the Dallas Cowboys traveling to Foxboro next Sunday.