Eagles’ best number: 4 (Jake Elliott field goals)

Eagles’ worst number: 5 (Consecutive offensive possessions without a first down)

View from my living room:
I missed the first quarter while playing in the Club Championship at Cape May National Golf Club where I shot 83-88-171 to finish second in Men’s Senior A flight.  I carded two birdies on Sunday, but also took four shots to hack out of knee-high rough en route to a nine on a hole.

Three stars

  1. Eagles place-kicker Jake Elliott (4-for-4 on field goals, including a 56-yarder).
  2. Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (70-yard interception return for a touchdown).
  3. Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (35-for-54 for 316 yards with 3 TDs and an interception).

Eagles’ best play
Slay grabbed a deflected pass and dashed up the left sideline for the Eagles’ first defensive touchdown of the season.

Eagles’ worst play
The Eagles strangely decided to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the Patriots’ 44-yard line with 1:57 remaining instead of pinning the Pats deep with a punt.  Jalen Hurts’ pass toward DeVonta Smith fell incomplete.

Turning point
The Patriots looked like they might pull off the comeback win when Jones’ fourth-and-11 pass toward Kayshon Boutte was ruled complete for a 12-yard gain to the Eagles’ 8-yard line with less than a minute left, but replays showed Boutte was out of bounds.

Did you notice?
Patriots tight end Mike Gesicki (Southern Regional High School) caught 3 passes for 36 yards in his New England debut. … New Eagles running back DeAndre Swift had 1 carry for 3 yards. … Tight end Dallas Goedert did not catch a pass. … Former Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had 7 carries for 29 yards for the Pats.

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