Patriots Live Blog: Eagles Win 27-17

August 20, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Live Blog: Eagles Win 27-17
Final: Eagles 27, Patriots 17

" That’s all she wrote from Foxboro. Really, there aren’t too many takeaways from this one, as it’s hard to judge a team playing mostly backups against the other team’s starters. It’s definitely worth nothing that Nate Solder and Marcus Cannon did not make cases for providing any sort of stability at the tackle positions, as the offensive line overall struggled yet again. Because of that, it’s hard to judge the backup quarterbacks too harshly. Ryan Mallett looked OK, completing 10 of his 20 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Brian Hoyer never really got much going, finishing 5-for-17 for 55 yards.

Unlike last week, when Chandler Jones earned headlines all over New England, there’s no big star from this one.

Fourth quarter, 2:00, 27-17 Eagles: The Eagles tack on a field goal, which at least eliminates any chance of overtime. For everyone involved, that’s great news.

Fourth quarter, 7:36, 24-17 Eagles: Sustained drive? Not quite. Two runs and an incompletion on a screen pass, and Mesko was back out there. We’re certainly seeing plenty of him this preseason "

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