New England Patriots: Five Matchups To Watch In Joint Practices With Philadelphia Eagles

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Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles gather after the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 27-17. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots will begin two days of joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles today, about a week after heading down to Virginia to practice with the Redskins. After these two sessions, they meet again on Friday night, for their second contest of the preseason.

There are a number of interesting angles to take a look at between these two squads, both on the offensive, and defensive side of the ball. The Eagles are a quality team, and will definitely challenge these Patriots.

I have compiled the top five matchups to watch over the next two days (in my mind), based off of both importance, and excitement. Enjoy!