Live updates from the Patriots-Eagles preseason game

The two teams from Super Bowl LII face off once again.

The latest from Foxborough:

Fourth quarter

Danny Etling enters the game for the final three minutes.

Brian Hoyer finished the game with five completions on 13 attempts. He threw for 32 yards and one touchdown.

Patriots 37, Eagles 20: Stephen Gostkowski hits a 29-yard field goal. 

Third quarter

Patriots 34, Eagles 20: Nate Sudfeld hits Rashard Davis for a touchdown.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliot missed the extra point.

Eric Decker drops a catchable pass over the middle. 

A ball from Brian Hoyer bounces off the fingertips of Eric Decker, who has struggled with drops during practice as well. Decker has yet to record a catch in Patriots preseason play. He was on the field for six snaps against the Redskins last week.


The Eagles announce Bryce Treggs will not return to the game due to a hamstring injury. 

Patriots 34, Eagles 14: Nate Sudfield hits tight end Richard Rodgers for a 12-yard touchdown.

Defensive back Jordan Richards broke up a touchdown pass intended for Dallas Goedert on the drive.

Patriots 34, Eagles 7: Cordarrelle Patterson runs 11 yards into the end zone after catching a pass from backup quarterback Brian Hoyer. 

Christian Sam intercepts Nate Sudfield.

Running back Matt Jones couldn’t bring in a short pass, as the ball bounced into rookie linebacker Christian Sam’s arms.

Second quarter

Ja’Whaun Bentley breaks up a touchdown pass to force 4th and goal.

On the drive, Keion Crossen was flagged for his third defensive penalty of the night. Crossen also missed an easy interception, but the Patriots made a goal-line stand. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer took a knee to end the half.

Patriots 27, Eagles 7: Tom Brady hits James White for a 20-yard catch-and-run into the end zone. 

With just over two minutes remaining in the second quarter, Tom Brady returned to the field to finish out the first half. Tight end Jacob Hollister caught a 22-yard reception and also made a critical block on the scoring play when White ran into the end zone. White had six catches on six targets in the first half.


The Patriots notch back-to-back sacks. 

Defensive end Derek Rivers and linebacker Kyle Van Noy both got to Sudfeld, forcing the Eagles to punt on 4th and 23.

Patriots 20, Eagles 7: Stephen Gostkowski hits a 49-yard field goal.

Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson recorded a 22-yard catch-and-run on the drive. Patterson had made it to the one-yard line, but he stepped out of bounds at the 40-yard line. Tight end Will Tye also made an 11-yard reception.

Patriots 17, Eagles 7: Nate Sudfeld hits Shelton Gibson for a four-yard touchdown.

Wide receiver Shelton Gibson beat cornerback Jason McCourty to get open in the end zone. Rookie cornerback Keion Crossen was also flagged for two pass interference calls on the drive.

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Nick Foles visits the medical tent. 

Backup Nate Sudfeld enters the game at quarterback. The Eagles later announced Foles has a shoulder strain and is questionable to return.

Patriots 17, Eagles 0: Ja’Whaun Bentley recovers a fumble from Nick Foles. 

Adrian Clayborn got around his opposing lineman and strip-sacked Nick Foles. Bentley recovered and returned the ball 54 yards for a touchdown.

First quarter

Patriots 10, Eagles 0: Stephen Gostkowski hits a 37-yard field goal. 

Gostkowski alleviated any worries about his status by kicking a 37-yard field goal to close the first quarter. He also kicked off following the score. The 34-year-old had been in-and-out of the locker room.

Isaiah Wynn visits the medical tent. 

Wynn hobbled off the field. LaAdrian Waddle entered the game at right tackle.

After a brief visit to the medical tent, Wynn was carted to the locker room with his left foot, ankle, and leg uncovered. The team later announced he is being “evaluated for an ankle injury.” He is questionable to return.


Nick Foles is off to a slow start. 

With just over four minutes remaining in the first quarter, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has just one completion on seven attempts. He also has been sacked twice — once by safety Patrick Chung and again by defensive tackle Adam Butler. The Eagles have not registered a first down in their first three drives of the game.

2018 draft pick Isaiah Wynn gets his first snaps as a Patriot. 

Offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn did not play in the preseason opener.

Stephen Gostkowski exits the field for the locker room. 

After making a tackle on the kickoff following New England’s touchdown, kicker Stephen Gostkowski met with the training staff before heading into the medical tent. He was holding his right arm as he walked to the locker room.

Gostkowski returned to the sidelines on the next drive and rode the stationary bike. After sitting on the bench for a bit, he later went back to the locker room.

Jason McCourty gets some reps for Philadelphia’s second drive of the game. 

Cornerback Jason McCourty did not play in the preseason opener.

Patriots 7, Eagles 0: The Patriots take an early lead on a four-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Chris Hogan. 

Running back James White also had five touches (two carries for 26 yards, three receptions for 19 yards) on the drive. Brady was 5-for-5 on the drive.

Wearing his new helmet, Tom Brady leads the Patriots’ starting offense.

Other getting the start are Trent Brown, Joseph Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, LaAdrian Waddle, Jacob Hollister, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, and James White.

The Patriots’ starting defense features 2018 draft pick Ja’Whaun Bentley.

Others getting the start are Adrian Clayborn, Malcom Brown, Danny Shelton, Keionta Davis, Kyle Van Noy, Stephon Gilmore, Eric Rowe, Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, and Keion Crossen.


Several players were absent during warm-ups.

There was no sign of the following players: Braxton Berrios, Kenny Britt, Rex Burkhead, Marcus Cannon, Duke Dawson, Trey Flowers, Harvey Langi, Ryan Lewis, Sony Michel, and Matthew Slater.

Phillip Dorsett is warming up in pads. 

Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett appears to be OK after the 25-year-old avoided a potentially devastating injury when he slipped mid-route in an 11-on-11 drill during practice Tuesday. Dorsett was shaken up after the play and paid a visit to the medical tent. He was targeted twice (but didn’t register a catch) in New England’s preseason opener against the Washington Redskins last week.

Joel Embiid is in the building. 

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was spotted on the sidelines. He chatted with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin.

The Eagles threw some early shade at the Patriots. 

At least two of Philadelphia’s stall assignments inside the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium probably weren’t chosen at random.

Remember the score of Super Bowl LII? The Eagles defeated the Patriots, 41-33.

Guess which players will be side by side in Philly’s locker room?

Safety Jeremy Reaves (No. 41) and running back Josh Adams (No. 33).

Tom Brady is expected to play.

He didn’t log a snap during the Patriots’ preseason opener against the Washington Redskins, but quarterback Tom Brady is expected to play “a good portion, if not all, of the first half” against the Eagles, according to The Athletic‘s Jeff Howe.

Brady — who was reportedly sidelined last week due to a sore back — had told WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan” Tuesday morning that he “absolutely” plans to play against the Eagles and that he’s “doing really well.”

“I’m doing well,” Brady said. “I’m doing really well. You just always have little things you’re working through, that’s part of football season, but I feel really good.”

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, there is “not much cause for concern” regarding the 41-year-old’s reported injury. Brady’s DNP against the Redskins was not necessarily unusual, sore back or not, as he also sat out New England’s preseason openers in 2017 and 2016. Even if he does play Thursday, both backup quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Danny Etling should get some reps as well.