The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles take the field for the first time in 11 days. The two teams face off in Week 2 of the 2012 NFL preseason.
The contest is set to kick off nationally at Gillette Stadium on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. If you can't get to a television, you can watch a free live stream online of the game by going to espn3.com.
The Patriots won their first preseason game, defeating the Saints 7-6. The usually high-powered offense struggled in its first action of the year. Tom Brady went 4-7 for 30 yards in his two possessions. Three New England quarterbacks combined to throw for just 153 yards in the whole game.
Brady will look to turn things around Monday, as he's expected to play most of the first half. He'll try to get Wes Welker involved, who didn't have a catch against New Orleans.
Shane Vereen led the Patriots with 64 yards on 11 carries. The running back will be battling Stevan Ridley and Danny Woodhead for carries this year. BenJarvus Green-Ellis signed with the Bengals as a free agent.
The Eagles won their first preseason game, defeating the Steelers 24-23. The game, however, wasn't a total success.
Philadelphia's starting squad had a difficult time moving the ball. In two drives, the first-string offense ended with negative-three yards on the night. They didn't score until the reserves put up 24 points in the second half.
Michael Vick only threw four passes, before leaving the game with a hand injury. The quarterback continued where he left off in 2011. He missed three games and battled injuries the whole season.
Vick is expected to play most of the first half.
After sitting out against the Steelers, a few of the Eagles better offensive options are expected to make their 2012 debuts. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and tight end Brent Celek will look to do damagae against the Patriots defense.
Nnamdi Asomugha will also suit up. There was a chance the cornerback could miss the game after colliding with teammate Nate Allen in practice.
Prediction: With Vick's injury history, the Eagles will be very careful to make sure he doesn't get hurt. Backup quarterback Mike Kafka is out for the whole preseason, which means rookie Nick Foles will get a lot of snaps. Tom Brady should have success against the Philadelphia defense, and could throw a few touchdowns since he'll probably play two quarters.
Predicted Score: New England 28, Philadelphia, 14