Both Michael Vick and Nick Foles looked comfortable leading the first-team offense against the New England Patriots' defense, each directing a touchdown drive. Vick was on the field for the first two drives, throwing a handful of darts and a gorgeous 47-yard touchdown pass up the sideline to DeSean Jackson. Vick did a nice job evading pressure, although the Patriots forced a punt on his second drive.
Foles also faced significant pressure, losing a fumble after a Tommy Kelly sack. But Foles' second drive was an up-tempo special that looked straight out of the Chip Kelly playbook in Oregon. The Eagles didn't substitute or huddle once during a 10-play, 66-yard drive that moved at lightning speed, capped by Bryce Brown's 8-yard TD run. Foles looked very comfortable running some read-option plays.
Kelly already announced Foles will start in next week's preseason game. Vick remains the favorite in this battle, but it won't end anytime soon.