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Patriots vs. Eagles: Game Thread #2

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First half thoughts and open thread for the second half of the Patriots vs. Eagles preseason game.

Jim Rogash

The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are tied at 21 at halftime.  A few quick thoughts:

  • Flags, flags, flags, flags, flags, flags, flags, flags, flags, flags.
  • Tom Brady was exceptional in his first two series.  He threw a pick-six to Cary Williams on the opening drive, but it was clearly due to a miscommunication with newcomer Steve Maneri.  Other than that, Brady was nearly flawless, connecting with Kenbrell Thompkins on a back-shoulder fade for a touchdown on the team's second drive.
  • Jimmy Garoppolo also came into the game as the second quarterback, and threw a pair of touchdowns.  James Develin and Brandon LaFell were the recipients.
  • Patriots shuffled a lot along the offensive line.  Josh Kline, Jordan Devey, Marcus Cannon, and Dan Connolly all played multiple positions in the first half.
  • Darrelle Revis made his debut and wasn't thrown at.  That's probably a good thing.

Feel free to use this post as an open thread to discuss the rest of the game.