This gives new meaning to the term flag football.
Friday night's preseason game between the Eagles and the Patriots will be remembered for the yellow laundry that rained upon the turf of Gillette Stadium as the Patriots held off the Eagles, 42-35, in a high-scoring affair. There were 21 accepted penalties between the two teams.
As for the action on the field, quarterback
Matthews was the Eagles' leading receiver with nine catches for 104 yards including a 25-yard reception. After battling some drops in Chicago, Matthews didn't let anything hit the ground and did a great job catching the ball away from his body and running fast and hard after the catch.
The highlight for the defense came on the game's opening drive when cornerback
The Eagles are 0-2 in the preseason and still have plenty to improve before the season opener against the Jaguars. The Eagles committed four turnovers on offense. On defense, the Eagles allowed the Patriots to convert 10 out of 15 third-down opportunities and allowed 476 total yards.
After Williams scored the first touchdown of the game, the Patriots scored three straight touchdowns all through the air - one from Tom Brady and two from Jimmy Garoppolo. Foles' touchdown to Ertz was followed by an amazing juggling grab by wide receiver