This hasn't been a strong suit for the Patriots in recent years, as evidenced by what unfolded in Super Bowl LII, but the Patriots put consistent pressure on Eagles quarterbacks Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld on Thursday night, led by Adrian Clayborn. On the other hand, the 29-year-old veteran looked scattershot Thursday while completing just three of nine passes for 44 yards, so perhaps he would benefit from more practice before things really get underway.
Foles was escorted by the training staff to a medical tent on the sideline for examination and was diagnosed with the strained shoulder. I know how hard it is to win that last game, and they did it and congrats to them.
"It wasn't good enough; I have to be better", Foles said.
Doug Pederson said Foles will "get a few plays" and expanded on how he views playing starting quarterbacks in the preseason. It was one of eight sacks by the Patriots.
White caught six passes for 61 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown, and also ran for 31 yards in the first half. The home crowd welcomed him back Thursday night, at one point chanting, "Brady!"More news: Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director and frequent critic
Unfortunately for the Patriots, they suffered another potentially big injury, as a first-round pick, Isaiah Wynn went down with what was being called an ankle injury.
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Philadelphia 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.
The NFL Network tweeted a video of Jenkins coming out for the warm-up wearing a shirt that said: "YOU AREN'T LISTENING".