It is Week 2 of the NFL preseason and the Eagles are headed to Foxborough to tangle with the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. The Birds won bragging rights in the state of Pennsylvania last week against Pittsburgh by virtue of a last second field goal that lifted them to a 24-23 win, but their first team was clearly outplayed on both sides of the ball, falling behind 13-0 at the half.
Monday night's game now becomes a key test to see just how close to regular-season form this team is. It will have to keep things very vanilla next Friday night against Cleveland considering that the Eagles open the regular season against the Browns so this game becomes the final dress rehearsal for the starters as they should probably play into the second half. Michael Vick will be under the gun to move the offense after throwing for just six yards against the Steelers and the Eagles' first-team defense will get a chance to show what they can do against one of the most potent offenses in the league.
The following is a link to my complete preview and prediction for Monday night's game in an article that was originally posted on Doc's Sports Service.
Weekly Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks: Preseason Week 2 vs. Patriots