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Brady excels, Tebow struggles in preseason opening win

12:14 AM, Aug 10, 2013   |    comments
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a pair of 80-yard TD drives in his only two series in a 31-22 win over Philadelphia on Friday.
 
Michael Vick threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson, but the new-look Eagles kicked off the Chip Kelly era the same way they ended Andy Reid's long tenure - with another loss.
 
Kelly's biggest decision will be picking a starting quarterback. Vick and Nick Foles each led the Eagles to a touchdown in two series apiece.
 
Vick's came against New England's starters and he looked sharp, completing 4 of 5 passes for 94 yards. Foles lost a fumble on his second play and then went 5 of 6 for 43 yards. Kelly already said Foles will start next Thursday night against Carolina.
 
Meanwhile, the Patriots have no QB controversies. Tim Tebow made his New England debut after backup Ryan Mallett left with a head injury late in the second quarter. Tebow was 4 of 12 for 55 yards and ran for 31 on four carries.
 
As for Brady, the two-time NFL and Super Bowl MVP finished 7 of 8 for 65 yards and one TD.
 
LeGarrette Blount had a nifty, 51-yard TD run, reversing direction twice on the play. The former 1,000-yard rusher with Tampa Bay had 101 yards rushing on 11 carries in his first game for New England.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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