Brady plays majority of first half against Eagles

So far, so good for Patriots QB Tom Brady in his comeback from the knee injury that prematurely ended his 2008 season.

In his first game action since Week 1 of last season, Brady started and played nearly all of the first half in Thursday’s preseason opener against the Eagles.

The Patriots led 21-6 after Brady led a scoring drive on his fourth and final drive of the first half. Backup QB Andrew Walter entered on New England’s final drive of the half for two kneel-downs, and he started the second half.

Brady completed 10 of 15 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

Brady, throwing out of the shotgun, completed his first attempt on a quick pass to rookie Julian Edelman in the slot for six yards. Throwing mostly out of the shotgun in the game, Brady attempted two deep passes, both to Randy Moss, but one was a high-arching ball that Eagles CB Sheldon Brown intercepted to end the Patriots’ third drive.

Both of Brady’s touchdown passes — also out of the shotgun formation — were to TE Chris Baker.

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