The Patriots Struggle Continues

Recap: Patriots versus the Eagles 


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Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as seen on Nov. 2008.

Ryan DiNocco, Contributor

This Sunday at 4:25 p.m., the New England Patriots went head to head with the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The struggles continued for the New England offense, as they could not score in the first quarter. But they held up on defense, allowing only a field goal, making it 3-0 at the end of the 1st quarter.

The 2nd quarter led to three field goals made by Patriots kicker Nick Folk. Folk is a late pick-up who is turning out to be a good fit for New England.

Despite the three field goals, the Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz connected with wide receiver #88 Dallas Goedert for a touchdown, making the end of the half 9-10 Eagles.

In the 3rd quarter, the Patriots defense held the Eagles to 0 points. The Patriots famous trick play, Tom Brady to Edelman to Phillip Dorsett, resulted in a Patriots touchdown. However, Dorsett was injured after the play with a head injury. He did not return to the game.

The Patriots then went for a two-point conversion run by James White and ended the 3rd quarter 17-10.

The 4th quarter was all defense. No points were scored for either side. The Patriots held a late Philly push to get W making their record 9-1.

Overall, this was a sloppy game, and not what most people are use to when watching the Patriots. Brady threw for 216 yards and Edelman had the only passing touchdown.

This offense needs to make the necessary changes so that we can execute a good offense because we cannot head into playoffs and expect our defense to hold the weight.

Next week on Sunday at 4:25 p.m., the Patriots come back to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro to face the 6-4 Dallas Cowboys with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.