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Patriots rout Eagles 38-20 behind 3 TD passes from Tom Brady
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ' Tom Brady threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-20 Sunday in a rematch of the 2005 Super Bowl.
Filling in for the injured Michael Vick for the second straight game, Vince Young couldn't keep Philadelphia's fading playoff hopes alive despite a career-best 400 yards passing. The Eagles (4-7) are all-but-mathematically eliminated from playoff contention in a season that began with Super Bowl expectations.
Angry fans made their feelings known about coach Andy Reid, chanting "Fire Andy!" in the second half.
The defending NFC East champions fell to 1-5 at home and have lost eight of nine at the Linc, including a playoff loss to Green Bay last January.
Down 10-0 early, the AFC East-leading Patriots rallied behind Brady. New England (8-3) scored on five of its next six possessions, excluding a kneel-down at the end of the first half.