Hoyer spent some time in the medical tent before heading to the locker room in the first quarter. Bailey Zappe, a rookie out of Western Kentucky, replaced Hoyer at quarterback. Zappe was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of this year's draft. Zappe threw for 5,967 yards with 62 touchdowns during his one season at Western Kentucky.
Hoyer went 5 of 6 for 37 yards before exiting.
Zappe performed admirably in his first NFL action, completing 10 of 15 passes for 99 yards and one touchdown.