Originally written on Foxboro Blog  |  Last updated 8/20/12
The Patriots are 1-point underdogs in the second week of the preseason as they host the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s hard to remember the last time the Patriots were underdogs in a game. The last time it happened, I’m pretty sure that line was set by Moses. But it’s easy to see why the Eagles should be favored in this one. New England’s offensive line is still very much a work in progress, and defensive line is one of the Eagles’ greatest areas of strength and depth. Considering it would be poor form for the Pats to get their all-world QB killed in a meaningless game, I doubt we’ll see Brady for more than a quarter. I won’t be surprised if the Patriots focus a bit more on the running game in the early part of this game as well. Philadelphia’s defensive line is great at getting after the QB, but their linebackers are easily the biggest weakness of the team. Exploiting your opponent’s soft spot while keeping defensive linemen from dry-humping Brady up and down the field seems to b...
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