It was another rough start to a preseason game for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were torched by the screen game early and lost Vick to another injury six plays into the game. The game settled down, and the depth of the Eagles took over as they beat the New England Patriots 27-17.
Nick Foles had a major coming out party in front of a national audience while the Eagles' run defense held the Patriots run game in check. Penalties and the ability to react to the screen pass will be the focus of practice this week. Outside of those two areas and the Vick injury, the Eagles had a lot of positives coming from this game.
This was the Eagles' dress rehearsal heading into the regular season. Their next preseason opponent will also be their first regular-season opponent. That has forced the Eagles to rest most of their starters in the final two preseason games.