The Stat Line of the Night — 11/15/10 — Michael Vick
The Philadelphia Eagles faced the Washington Redskins last night. The subplot of this game was the ‘Skins quarterback Donovan McNabb facing his old team and coming off a freshly signed $78 million extension. Unfortunately for McNabb and the Redskins, there was only one storyline to watch last night, and that was the ongoing rejuvenation of Michael Vick’s career. The Eagles seemingly have no regrets about letting McNabb go, and the 59-28 beat down they administered to the Redskins last night only helped to reinforce that feeling.
Vick was absolutely dominant, registering a near-perfect quarterback rating of 150.7. He threw the ball 28 times and completed 20 of those passes for 333 yards. He also tossed 4 touchdowns and had no interceptions. If you have seen Vick play at all in the last 8 years or so, you know that his passing numbers are not where the story ends. He also rushed 8 times for 80 yards and scored twice on the ground. That’s 6 total touchdowns for Vick. He became the first player in NFL history with at least 300 yards passing, 50 yards rushing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game. The man has been spotless this season as he has yet to throw an interception or fumble even once.
The Eagles are a legitimate team in the NFC and with the Giants losing on Sunday, they move into a tie for first place in the division. Vick looks like a new man this season as well. No one ever questioned his athleticism or arm strength, but this season he seems to have found the accuracy he had been lacking all those years. He earns the “Stat Line of the Night” for his performance in yesterday’s game.