Patriots-Eagles LIVE Blog: Pats Beat Eagles 31-22 In Preseason Opener

August 10, 2013 12:19 AM
Patriots-Eagles LIVE Blog: Pats Beat Eagles 31-22 In Preseason Opener
BOSTON (CBS) – Stick with CBSBostonsports ’s Patriots-Eagles LIVE Blog for all the updates from the Patriots preseason opener:

" Final – Patriots 31, Eagles 22:┬áNothing like a good preseason football game on a Friday night, huh?

" Well, maybe not towards the end — even for all the Tebow fanatics. But the Patriots held on for the 31-22 win, and the first team offense looked solid in their two drives.

Tom Brady was Tom Brady — going 7-for-8 for 65 yards and a touchdown, spreading it out to four different receivers.

His backups weren’t so good, with Mallett looking very uncomfortable on the field before leaving with a head injury. Tebow took over and went the rest of the way, going 4-for-12 for 55 yards in the air, and rushing for 31 yards on four carries. But he was mostly ineffective while on the field, and still has a long ways to go.

The Patriots defense did not look great either, but played mostly their second-unit. And to pile on, special teams wasn’t all that special either. But it’s just the first preseason game, so Belichick has plenty of time to straighten things out "

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