FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Michael Vick keeps taking his lumps. His Philadelphia Eagles keep winning.
The star quarterback was leveled after throwing a long pass in the first quarter and underwent X-rays for the second straight game — negative again. Then backup Nick Foles led the Eagles to a 27-17 preseason victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night.
Vick had X-rays on his ribs after being knocked down by linebacker Jermaine Cunningham. Eleven days earlier, in a 24-23 win over Pittsburgh, he had X-rays on his left thumb after hitting it on center Jason Kelce's helmet.
Foles threw two touchdown passes for the second straight game for the Eagles
Tom Brady sat out the game for the Patriots.
The regular season starts for the Eagles on Sept. 9 in Cleveland, while defending champion New England opens the season the same day in Tennessee.
The Eagles next preseason game is Friday night against the team they will open the regular season against.