Patriots QB Tom Brady was sharp in his first preseason game of 2014, but still managed to throw an INT-TD to the Eagles CB that called his team “cheaters.”
The New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 in Week 2 of the 2014 NFL preseason.
In an unusually high-scoring preseason game, 11 TDs were scored. The Eagles struck first when Cary Williams – who last week called the Patriots “cheaters” – intercepted Tom Brady for a 77-yard INT-TD.
Brady struck back quickly with a 15-yard strike to Kendrell Thompkins for a TD. Then once Brady left the game, rookie Jimmy Garoppolo passed for two more TDs.
But the Eagles were able to tie it up at the end of the 1st half – first with a TD from Nick Foles and later one from backup QB Mark Sanchez.
In the third quarter the Patriots took the lead for good after scoring two TDs in less than 90 seconds.
For the Eagles, QB Mark Sanchez went 11 of 12 for 117 yards, 2 TDS and an INT – a 112.2 passer rating. In addition, rookie WR Jordan Matthews – a 2nd round receiver from Vanderbilt – hauled in 9 catches for a game-best 104 yards.
For the Patriots, RB Jonas Grey went 98 yards on 12 carries while backup QB Ryan Mallet had two TDs – one passing and one rushing. Mallet finished the game with a 120.3 passer rating.