Philadelphia jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, which made it abundantly clear that the Eagles weren't a team to be taken lightly. But the Pats responded to the adversity and dominated play the rest of the way, eventually securing a 38-20 win.
The Patriots' defense bent but didn't break, holding the explosive Eagles' offense to just 13 points before a garbage-time touchdown strike to Jason Avant upped the Philly point total to 20. But New England's offense was particularly impressive, showing once again why it's regarded as one of the league's best.
Tom Brady was his usual efficient self, completing 24 of 34 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns. Most importantly, he didn't throw an interception, which marks his third straight game without one.
The two biggest recipients of Brady's offensive outburst were Deion Branch and Wes Welker, who each eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark and made plays for the New England offense.
Branch caught six passes for 125 yards, including a 63-yard grab in the second quarter. Welker, meanwhile, recorded a game-high eight catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. His longest reception from Brady went for 41 yards.
And while it was the aerial attack that resulted in the Patriots' biggest gains, the running game kept the Eagles' defense in check. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who finished with 44 yards on 14 carries, recorded two TD plunges, which helped give the Pats a lead they'd never relinquish.
It was a total team effort, but who deserves a bulk of the credit?