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Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Takeaways From Preseason Week 2 Loss

Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Takeaways From Preseason Game vs. New England Patriots

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Week 2 of the preseason continued the same trend for the Philadelphia Eagles as they showed some ups and downs against the New England Patriots. With the NFL regular season inching closer and closer, the time is nearing for the team to patch up their weaknesses if they want to repeat as NFC East champs. Here are five things to take away from the game.

5. Curtis Marsh continued to get burned

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5. Curtis Marsh continued to get burned

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He had a tough first half when Cary Williams went down with a hamstring injury. Unfortunately, it continued throughout the second half as Marsh was unable to find the ball in the air for the entire game. His roster spot is in jeopardy.

4. The Eagles will play a lot of two-TE sets

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4. The Eagles will play a lot of two-TE sets

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Zach Ertz’s playing time is destined to increase, but it does not look like it will come at the hand of Brent Celek. Look for both players to be on the field together throughout the season.

3. Mark Sanchez is a very capable backup

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3. Mark Sanchez is a very capable backup

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Sanchez seems to love Chip Kelly’s scheme. It is not ridiculous to wonder if he would put up big numbers if Foles goes down with an injury.

2. Nick Foles rebounded nicely

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2. Nick Foles rebounded nicely

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With the combination of the offense barely seeing the field in first half and the offensive line playing mediocre at best, Foles eased Eagles fans' minds with his final drive of the night at the end of the first half.

1. The penalties continue to hurt the game

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1. The penalties continue to hurt the game

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Through the first two weeks of the preseason, an absurd amount of penalties flags have been thrown. The NFL needs to take a look and figure out a way to let the game be played.