Michael Vick, who experienced his first game back after suffering a rib injury about a month ago, played four flawless quarters of football against the Colts yesterday:
Michael Vick shared a long embrace with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg after coming back from a month off to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a big win. When Peyton Manning is on the other side, it’s no ordinary game.
Vick threw for 218 yards and one touchdown, and ran for 74 yards and a score in the Eagles’ 26-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. “This game was more emotional because we knew how tough it was going to be to win this game,” Vick said. “It took two weeks of hard work, guys working extra hard, watching film and doing whatever it takes. To win this game was very gratifying.”
The Eagles (5-3) are 12-0 after a bye since Andy Reid became coach in 1999. They hadn’t beaten Manning in three previous tries.
While Philadelphia rested last week, the Colts (5-3) had to make a quick turnaround after beating Houston on Monday night. It certainly seemed the Eagles were the fresher team, especially early.
“They got off to a great start against us,” Colts coach Jim Caldwell said. “You got to give them credit. They hung in there and really did a nice job.”
Too bad for Peyton and them…their little undefeated season days are long and gone!!