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Game Notes: Patriots at Eagles

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The Patriots opened the preseason on the road for the fourth time in the last five seasons. * The Patriots victory over Philadelphia marked the first time the Patriots opened the preseason with a win since beating the Bengals at Cincinnati, 23-13, in 2005 (8-12-05). * QB Tom Brady started the game and played until the last set of downs in the first half. He finished the night 10-of-15 for 100 yards with two touchdowns for a 97.2 quarterback rating. He engineered scoring drives of 77 yards and 75 yards that both ended with touchdown passes to TE Chris Baker. * Brady threw a four-yard touchdown pass to TE Chris Baker in the first quarter, his first since completing a six-yard touchdown pass to WR Randy Moss in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII. He also completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Baker in the second quarter. * Baker had a two-touchdown performance in his Patriots debut. He has never had a two-touchdown game in the regular season. * Seventh-round draft pick WR Julian Edelman returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Patriots have not had a punt returned for a touchdown in the regular season since Troy Brown returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown at Carolina (1-6-02) during the last game of the 2001 season. * Edelman finished the game with five receptions for 37 yards, one punt returns for a 75-yard TD and one kickoff returns for 24 yards. * Second-round pick S Pat Chung blocked a 44-yard field goal attempt by PK David Akers in the second quarter. Chung was a two-time special teams player of the year during his collegiate career at Oregon. * QB Andrew Walter relieved Brady and started the second half. He completed 5-of-9 passes for 62 yards. * Ray Ventrone saw his first action at wide receiver after working as a safety for part of his NFL career. He caught his first pass on a four-yard reception from Walter in the third quarter. * TE Chris Baker started at tight end in place of TE Benjamin Watson, who did not dress for the game. Baker finished with three receptions for 22 yards and two touchdowns.

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Patriots tight end Chris Baker.

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The Patriots opened the preseason on the road for the fourth time in the last five seasons. * The Patriots victory over Philadelphia marked the first time the Patriots opened the preseason with a win since beating the Bengals at Cincinnati, 23-13, in 2005 (8-12-05). * QB Tom Brady started the game and played until the last set of downs in the first half. He finished the night 10-of-15 for 100 yards with two touchdowns for a 97.2 quarterback rating. He engineered scoring drives of 77 yards and 75 yards that both ended with touchdown passes to TE Chris Baker. * Brady threw a four-yard touchdown pass to TE Chris Baker in the first quarter, his first since completing a six-yard touchdown pass to WR Randy Moss in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII. He also completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Baker in the second quarter. * Baker had a two-touchdown performance in his Patriots debut. He has never had a two-touchdown game in the regular season. * Seventh-round draft pick WR Julian Edelman returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Patriots have not had a punt returned for a touchdown in the regular season since Troy Brown returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown at Carolina (1-6-02) during the last game of the 2001 season. * Edelman finished the game with five receptions for 37 yards, one punt returns for a 75-yard TD and one kickoff returns for 24 yards. * Second-round pick S Pat Chung blocked a 44-yard field goal attempt by PK David Akers in the second quarter. Chung was a two-time special teams player of the year during his collegiate career at Oregon. * QB Andrew Walter relieved Brady and started the second half. He completed 5-of-9 passes for 62 yards. * Ray Ventrone saw his first action at wide receiver after working as a safety for part of his NFL career. He caught his first pass on a four-yard reception from Walter in the third quarter. * TE Chris Baker started at tight end in place of TE Benjamin Watson, who did not dress for the game. Baker finished with three receptions for 22 yards and two touchdowns.

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