FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady made his preseason debut, completing 8 of 10 passes and leading the Patriots to a touchdown drive in two series of play before exiting Friday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brady connected with wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins for a 15-yard touchdown. He also threw an interception to Philadelphia’s Cary Williams that was returned 77 yards for a touchdown. He finished with 81 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo entered the game after Brady. He threw two touchdowns in the first half on 6 of 12 passing for 72 yards. He found fullback James Develin and wide receiver Brandon LaFell for scores.
The Eagles’ Nick Foles threw a 4-yard touchdown to tight end Zach Ertz while backup quarterback Mark Sanchez — the former New York Jet — threw a disputable 6-yard touchdown to Arrelious Benn that appeared to bounce off the ground after going through Ifeanyi Momah’s hands, his intended target.
The Patriots and Eagles were knotted at the half, 21-21.