Dave Weinberg’s Eagles-Patriots 2-Minute Drill
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.
- Eagles place-kicker Jake Elliott (4-for-4 on field goals, including a 56-yarder).
- Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (70-yard interception return for a touchdown).
- 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.
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.