If you saw the Eagles fan-hired plane flying the '41-33 Philly Philly' over Gillette Stadium last night, then you saw the highlight of Philadelphia's performance against the Patriots too. 


In an early Super Bowl LII rematch, the Eagles looked a long way from repeat-champion form. Last season's Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles was not only a bland 3-of-9 on passing attempts, but also suffered shoulder strain from a sack that ended his night early. 


Well, when your offensive line turns into Swiss cheese and gives up three sacks on your starting quarterback in a preseason game, these things tend to happen. 


The entire play was ugly too. A strip-sack fumble that lead to a 54-yard touchdown return and a 17-0 Patriots lead in the second quarter.



​​If there was one silver lining to an all-around inferior performance by Philadelphia last night, it was rookie tight end Dallas Goedert continuing to shine in his second pre-season appearance. 


The Eagles' first-round 2018 NFL Draft pick hauled in three receptions for 57 yards last night, adding to a 66-yard and one-touchdown performance against the Steelers in his pre-season debut last week. 



By the looks of his early success, Eagles workhorse and starting TE Zach Ertz is going to have a hungry and talented Goedert breathing down his neck on the bench at the tight end position. 


Any hint of missed time for Ertz should spell immediate upside for Goedert in Philadelphia.