Vick Dazzles as Eagles Fall to Packers

Vick Dazzles as Eagles Fall to Packers

Vick Dazzles as Eagles Fall to Packers

The Green Bay – Philadelphia game was supposed to feature a team with Super Bowl aspirations and a team breaking in a new quarterback.  The game ended with Green Bay highlighting why they are a favorite to reach the big game, and with Philadelphia breaking in a new quarterback, just not the one they had anticipated.

The game, a 27-20 Packers win, was supposed to be the first showcasing of new Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb.  After playing ineffectively for the first quarter, Kolb was replaced by Michael Vick after suffering a concussion in the second quarter.  In his first meaningful action in nearly four years, Vick looked like the quarterback who went to three pro bowls in his six years in Atlanta.

The athletic quarterback ran for 103 yards, passed for 175, and nearly led the Eagles to an upset win over Green Bay.  Vick was signed by Philadelphia during the summer of 2009 after serving 18 months in prison relating to dog fighting charges.  After being used in a limited role last year, it was thought Vick would be Kolb’s backup in the young quarterback’s first year as a starter.  However, after Kolb’s early struggles and the dazzling performance by Vick, the impatient fans in Philadelphia will likely be calling for Vick at the first signs of trouble from the much-ballyhooed Kolb.

While Vick was a surprising bright spot for the Eagles, there was little else for the team to be thankful for in its defeat.  In addition to losing Kolb due to a concussion, the Eagles also lost middle linebacker Stewart Bradley to a concussion.  If the head injuries were not enough, the team also lost Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver and center Jamaal Jackson for the season due to knee and biceps injuries.


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