PHILADELPHIA — After a fast Eagles start, Tom Brady had his way against Philadelphia – again.
New England beat the Philadelphia, 38-20, on Sunday in a rematch of the 2005 Super Bowl.
Filling in for the injured Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, Vince Young couldn’t keep Philadelphia’s fading playoff hopes alive despite throwing for a career-best 400 yards.
The defending NFC East champions fell to 1-5 at home and have lost eight of nine at the Linc.
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Down 10-0 early, the AFC East-leading Patriots rallied behind Brady. New England scored on five of its next six possessions, excluding a kneel-down at the end of the first half.
Brady and coach Bill Belichick improved to 4-0 against coach Andy Reid’s Eagles, including a 24-21 win for their third NFL title in four years after the 2004 season.
Young led the Eagles to a 17-10 win against the New York Giants last week in his first start in nearly a year. He put up decent numbers against the worst-ranked defense in the league but couldn’t overcome another inept performance by the Eagles’ defense.
Vick broke two lower ribs on Nov. 13 and hasn’t practiced the past two weeks. It’s uncertain whether Vick can play when Philadelphia visits Seattle on Thursday night.
Young came out firing, tossing a 22-yard pass to Brent Celek that began a quick drive to an early 7-0 lead. But the Patriots rallied, sealing the win on a 24-yard TD pass to Rob Gronkowski in the fourth quarter.