Sure, they wore the uniforms, and they played in Gillette Stadium, but the similarities ended there. Tom Brady wasn’t in the building, and essentially any player whose jersey is purchased by fans was not playing. Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Lloyd, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, and a whole bunch of others were not in action on Monday night. Hell, even the stadium itself wasn’t fully there, with the entire section of seats behind one end zone missing due to the late summer concerts at Gillette.
So really, when it comes to the hard-hitting analysis and takeaways from this one, it all comes with a grain of salt. Actually, it comes with several grains of salt.
Still, there are a few leftover thoughts to sort through after the Eagles’ 27-17 win in Foxboro.
–I’ll try to limit my comments on the ESPN commentary, because really, they’re working a preseason game in Foxboro with most of the recognizable players not even in uniform. They deserve to be cut some slack "
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