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Eagles Vs Patriots Pregame News & Notes

The Eagles host the Patriots today in a rematch of the 2004 Super Bowl, although that won't mean a whole lot to this Eagles team. The only player on the Eagles roster to play in that game is Asante Samuel and he was a Patriot at the time. Of course, the two constants from that game are the coaches Andy Reid and Bill Belichick. Reid and Belichick are two of 11 coaches in league history to win at least 60% of 200+ games. Andy Reid is currently the longest tenured coach in the NFL, while Belichick is second.

Nnamdi Asomugha is active and will start for the Eagles today against the Patriots. However, the team will still be without Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin, Brandon Graham & Dominique Rogers-Cromartie. King Dunlap, Julian Vandevelde & Phillip Hunt are the other inactives.

That means Winston Justice is active for the first time since he filled in as a starter and rookie Curtis Marsh gets his second straight game.

On the injury front, the Patriots are severely depleted in the second and will miss starters Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty. WR Chad Ochocinco, LB Brandon Spikes & G Dan Connolly will also miss today's game.

For more on the Patriots check out SB Nation's Pat's Pulpit. Meanwhile, Bleeding Green has everything on the Eagles.