FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady shook off the rust of a long layoff and then found time to shake hands with Nick Foles, six months after they met in the Super Bowl.
Brady moved the Patriots with ease in their rematch against the Eagles, with a little help from running back James White. Foles left with a shoulder injury after giving up a strip sack that led to Ja'Whaun Bentley's scoop and score, but the reigning Super Bowl MVP stuck around to get his long-awaited congratulations from the reigning NFL MVP after New England's 37-20 win Thursday night.
"That was kind of made up to me because that was never my intention. I wouldn't be a bad sport," said Brady, who never made it to Foles for a handshake after the Eagles' 41-33 victory in the Super Bowl. "I have a lot of respect for Nick. I know how hard it is to win that last game. They did it, congratulations to them."