Eagles vs. Patriots: Live Blog from the Monday Night NFL Preseason Matchup

Cody SwartzSenior Writer IAugust 20, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27:  Offensive lineman Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles centers the ball at the line of scrimmage agaist the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles take on the reigning AFC East champion New England Patriots in a Monday Night Football matchup that will constitute the second preseason game for both teams.

The Patriots already have announced (h/t NFL.com) that many of their key starters—Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Jerod Mayo—will not be playing in tonight's contest. For the Eagles, Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and company likely will see very limited snaps, with the goal being simply to get some snaps in live action and not get hurt.

Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Follow this blog for all the updates of the game, as the 1-0 Eagles will get set to take on the 1-0 Patriots in a little more than an hour.