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Brady Impressive in Patriots’ 27-25 Win

Tom Brady

All eyes were on Tom Brady for his first in-game action since tearing his ACL in Week 1 last season. Facing the Eagles in the Patriots’ first game of the preseason, Brady completed 10-15 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw an interception, but was very effective while playing most of the first half.

Michael Vick stole most of Brady’s thunder Thursday night, when it was announced that he had signed with Eagles. Vick probably won’t dethrone Donovan McNabb as Philly’s top QB, but he could be used in some form of the Wild Cat offense. McNabb, meanwhile, played well despite the distraction, completing 11 of 18 passes for 103 yards.

With the first teams on the field for much of the first half, the Patriots shot out to a 21-6 lead thanks to Brady’s two TD tosses to new addition Chris Baker. The Pats can also thank rookie Julian Edelman, who not only led the team with five catches, but also returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Oh, and Edelman played quarterback in his college days at Kent State. Who needs Michael Vick?

The Eagles made a charge in the second half to no avail, and eventually fell 27-25 in the meaningless game.

Game Notes

  • Sammy Morris finished with team highs of 12 carries for 45 yards.
  • There was also a Laurence Maroney sighting, and the running back finished with 14 yards on six carries.
  • Randy Moss finished with three catches for a team-high 54 yards, and he drew a pass interference penalty from Asante Samuel inside the 10-yard line in the first quarter.
  • Talented rookie LaShon McCoy led the Eagles with 10 carries and 55 yards.
  • The Patriots next play against the Bengals next Thursday night at Gillette Stadium.

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