Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/10/13
Tom Brady has nothing to prove; but don't expect him to take it easy. And even though Michael Vick looks like the starter come Week 1, he has a lot to prove in Philadelphia.The New England Patriots met the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday night and immediately put on a show for the crowd. Here are five lessons learned from the game.1. The Patriots have a runnng game. On their opening drive, Brady led the team down the field on six plays for 81 yards -- without throwing a single pass. Stevan Ridley and LeGarrette Blount shared the carries and scored the first points of the game. Good blocking on the front line helped to open holes for the runners, leaving the defense without an answer.2. Michael Vick has great touch on his throws. His first drive was capped by a beautiful throw to DeSean Jackson for 47 yards for the touchdown. He made it look effortless as he drifted to his right and flipped a perfect rainbow to Jackson who had half a step on Aqib Talib. It was vintage Vick and ha showe...
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