New England Patriots Starters Shine in Preseason Game Two

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Aug 15, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots corner back Malcolm Butler (29) and cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) react after the Patriots recovered a loose ball by the Philadelphia Eagles during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Defense on the field for the first time.

  • Malcolm Butler starting outside again opposite Revis.
  • Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly, and Joe Vellano inside.
  • Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich at defensive end or outside linebacker.
    • Bill Belichick loading up on the 3-4 defense in preseason again. Will it show up once the games count?
  • Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins on for the first time as well.

Eagles offense in shotgun with running back LeSean McCoy next to quarterback Nick Foles.

Foles a quick throw over the middle and Butler in coverage strips Momah after the completion.

  • Some help from Hightower with a hit.
  • Tommy Kelly falls on it. Great start for the defense.

Eagles predictably threw it no where near Revis’ coverage