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(Sports Network) - Lincoln Financial Field will host its first-ever football game Friday night, when the Philadelphia have their preseason home opener versus the New England . Philadelphia is moving into the Linc after playing 32 seasons at Veterans Stadium. The are unbeaten in a pair of preseason road tilts, including Saturday's 21-16 win over the Pittsburgh . For the second straight game looked good, completing 9-of-15 passes for 77 yards. Backup performed well also with a pair of touchdown passes in the win. With RB 's holdout continuing and sidelined with a bone bruise on his right knee, the ran the ball just 22 times for 42 yards. Chris Downs led the squad in rushing for the second straight contest with 18 yards on nine carries, while Reno Mahe chipped in 15 yards on four carries. Starter Correll Buckhalter received just three carries and tallied only three yards and a touchdown. There is a chance that Westbrook will be available for this week's game. Top WR hauled in four balls for 34 yards in the contest. The ' defense could be a bit shorthanded for this game, as starting end may sit out with a re-aggravated foot injury.

The enter this contest unblemished in the preseason after defeating Washington, 20-13, at FedEx Field last Saturday. threw for 145 yards and a touchdown in the winning effort. Brady completed 9-of-18 attempts in the contest. had an 85-yard touchdown reception and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score in the victory. Starting RB had 33 yards and a TD on seven carries, while reserve back posted a team-high 46 yards on the ground. Head coach Bill Belichick made a somewhat surprising move on Monday, releasing veteran cornerback . The 37-year-old has started 95 of 164 games during his 13-year NFL career. In hopes of bolstering the defensive line, the acquired veteran from the Chicago on Tuesday night. Washington will likely start at nose tackle in the ' 3-4 defensive scheme.

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