Kick off time from New England is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
EAGLES VS PATRIOTS
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The New England Patriots favored by -3 ½ points in this NFL preseason game with the total lined at 39 points.
The early money from the betting public has come on the Eagles side as New England has been bet down to a -1 point favorite. The total has moved up to a current over under of 40 ½ points.
New England Patriots money line bettors will lay -115 odds with the road underdog Philadelphia Eagles returning -105 odds to pull off the upset win with no need for taking the points.
The Eagles edged the Pittsburgh Steelers a week ago by the score of 24-23 as a -1 point home favorite. The game went over 35 points.
Michael Vick got the start and completed just 3 of 4 passes for 6 yards. Mike Kafka backed up Vick and hit on 5 of 9 from the field for 31 yards and a pick. Veteran Trent Edwards saw work against Pittsburgh and threw for 106 yards and a touchdown as he completed 12 of 20 passes. Rookie Nick Foles out of Arizona had a nice debut completing 6 of 10 for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
On the ground Bryce Brown led the club with 33 rushing yards on 3 carries. Damaris Johnson led the Eagles with four catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.
The Eagles defense allowed Pittsburgh 230 offensive yards and registered seven quarterback sacks.
The Patriots are hoping for more offense after struggling through a 7-6 home win in their preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints as a -4 point home favorite. The total went well under the closing line of 37 ½ points.
Tom Brady in limited duty completed 4 of 7 passes for 30 yards. Backup Brian Hoyer in relief hit on 8 of 15 passes for just 45 yards and a touchdown. It was a poor showing for second year signal caller Ryan Mallett out of Arkansas as he hit on just 8 of 19 passes for 45 yards and a touchdown.
Shane Vereen led the Patriots in rushing with 64 yards on 11 carries. Stevan Ridley ran for 40 yards on eight rushes. Julian Edelman led New England with four receptions for 36 yards.
The Patriots defense allowed New Orleans no touchdowns with 280 yards of offense.
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