Take away that opening 14-play drive, some good-looking kicks by Jake Elliott (one, a 56-yarder, doubles as the longest make by an opposing player in Gillette Stadium), and two early forced turnovers by the Philadelphia Eagles' defense, and most of the opening-day affair versus the hated New England Patriots was a tough one to watch.
The news wasn't good on the injury front either. Nakobe Dean left the game with an apparent foot injury. A report by the Birds that came shortly thereafter revealed that his day was done.
The Eagles will finish their opening day battle versus the Patriots with Nakobe Dean out of the lineup.
Nakobe Dean leaves Week 1's affair versus the Pats with seven total tackles. Four of which were of the solo variety. The most important aspect of that development is this. Philly loses its quarterback on the defensive side of the ball. Christian Elliss will be given that duty for the remainder of the contest.
An ugly affair in Foxborough brings bad news with it sadly. Bookmark this one as this is a developing story. We'll keep you informed of updates as they occur.