Patriots Offense Strong, Beat Eagles [VIDEO]
A week after a lackluster performance by quarterback Ryan Mallett and the Patriots offense, progress was made in a 42-35 win over the Eagles Friday night.Tom Brady saw his first action of the preseason and had a difficult start before leading the Pats to their first score of the game. On the first possession of the game Carey Williams picked off a Brady pass and returned for a score. Brady then led the offense on a 74 yard drive that ended with his 15 yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins. Those two offensive series was all the action Brady would see. He finished 6-10 for 81 yards and a touchdown.
Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo played the rest of the first half completing 6 of 12 passes for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Ryan Mallett who was criticized for his play in the first preseason game looked sharp as he played the second half and went 7-11 with a touchdown pass and a touchdown run.
The Patriots play again on Friday when they host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers live on SPorts Radio 92.9 The Ticket.
Below are Coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s comments on the play of the offense.