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Tom Brady throws TD pass in preseason debut, Patriots beat error-prone Eagles 42-35

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Philadelphia Eagles behind a block by tackle Jordan Devey (65) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Philadelphia Eagles behind a block by tackle Jordan Devey (65) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes over the arm of New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes over the arm of New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick argues a call with line judge Julian Mapp in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick argues a call with line judge Julian Mapp in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass after sitting out the first preseason game and the New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday night.

Brady's backups also were sharp in their competition for the No. 2 quarterback job with rookie Jimmy Garoppolo throwing two touchdown passes and Ryan Mallett passing for one and running for another.

The Eagles rarely had the ball early.

And when they got it later, they kept giving it away.

New England had two offensive series before the Eagles had one since the Patriots' first ended with Cary Williams' 77-yard interception return for a touchdown. Brady threw to Steve Maneri, but the tight end who signed five days earlier didn't turn around.

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