Monday, November 28, 2011

Patriots win in typical fashion over Eagles

Posted by Nick St. Denis

Sunday was just a typical day at the office for the New England Patriots.

The Patriots (8-3) gave up a bunch of yards through the air, quarterback Tom Brady gained a bunch himself and the running game was infrequent but plenty productive as the Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-20.

New England went 6-for-11 on third down, scored touchdowns on four of five red-zone trips and crossed the goal line on all three of its visits inside the 10-yard line. Brady tossed three touchdowns to no interceptions, and running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored twice despite only gaining 44 yards rushing. Wes Welker was on the receiving end of two scoring plays.

The Patriots gave up 400 passing yards to Eagles backup quarterback Vince Young, though Young only found the end zone once and was also picked off.

Kyle Arrington, who leads the league in interceptions, made 10 tackles in the game for New England.

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