Brady Throws a Pair of Touchdown Passes in First Half of Exhibition Win
FOXBORO -- QuarterbackTom Brady led the Patriots over the Philadelphia Eagles -- six months too late.
The Pats defeated Philadelphia 37-20 on Thursday night in an NFL exhibition game. The Eagles defeated New England in the Super Bowl in February, 41-33.
Brady connected on 19 of 26 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns playing in just the first half. The Patriots led 27-7 at halftime.
Brady threw touchdown passes to Chris Hogan and James White.
The Patriots are 2-0 in the exhibition season
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, the Super Bowl MVP, left the game with a shoulder strain.
Foles was hurt when he was hit by Patriots defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn in the right arm as he reared back to throw in the first half.
The ball popped loose, and linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley scooped it up and ran it back for a 54-yard touchdown.
Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De’Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before the game, a week after raising their fists in protest in the exhibition opener.