New England Patriots: Five Takeaways From Win Over Philadelphia Eagles

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Aug 15, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back

James White

(28) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots got their first preseason win last night, as they outlasted the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 42-35. Unlike last week’s preseason contest, where the Pats were essentially run off the field by the Redskins, there was plenty of positives things to take away from last night’s game. Not only did the first team offense and defense actually get some playing time, but both backup quarterbacks had solid outing as well.

Of course, as always, everything wasn’t perfect for New England, and I will touch on that as well. Bill Belichick will have plenty of teaching points for his team this next week of practice, as they prepare for the most important preseason game on the schedule.

So without further ado, here are my five biggest takeaways from last night’s win. Enjoy!