Week 15: NFL Player of the Week

Week 15: NFL Player of the Week

Week 15 NFL Player of the Week - Michael Vick

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In Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick played an extremely modest football game. The cannon of an arm didn’t really get going, Vick only throwing for 121 yards, a touchdown and a pick. Explosive play-making was contained for the most part, the vaunted scrambler only finding 36 yards on the ground. All of Vick’s struggles paid dividends for the New York Giants, who were up 31-3 and surely on their way to having control over the NFC East. At least, that was the story through three and a half quarters.

Pinned on their own 25-yard line and facing a 28-point deficit, Vick would start a rally for the ages. After completing a short 10-yard pass to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Vick found tight end Brent Celek deep for a 65-yard touchdown pass. After kicker David Akers added an extra point, the Eagles found themselves still down 14 and in need of a miracle to win the game. Perhaps a miracle like recovering an onside kick, which is exactly what happened. Taking advantage of the recovered kick, Vick showed exactly why he’s the most feared athlete in the NFL. On a drive highlighted by a 33-yard Vick scramble, the quarterback found paydirt with a 4-yard trot to bring the Eagles within one score.

The Giants weren’t able to get much going on their next possession, forcing them to punt the ball and leaving Vick with 3 minutes to work his magic. After two incomplete passes to start the drive, it appeared that the Giants would indeed escape with the win. Then, Vick happened. On 3rd and 10, he scrambles for 33 yards and goes out of bounds to preserve the clock. He then finds an open Jason Avant for 13 yards and possession in Giants territory. That play is followed up with a 22-yard Vick scramble. With 1:24 left and 2nd and 3 at the Giants 13, Vick connects with Jeremy Maclin for an improbably game-tying touchdown.

Of course, you can’t tell the story of the Meadowlands Miracle without speaking of DeSean Jackson’s punt return for a touchdown as time expired, but it was the play-making of Vick that put the Eagles in a position to get the win. Defenders can’t play him too close, because he’ll burn you with crisp, accurate passes. They definitely can’t play off of him due to his running ability. After the slow start, Vick finished with 242 passing yards and 3 touchdowns, adding 130 rushing yards and another score of his own. Not only is Vick Week 15 NFL Player of the Week, but he made another stride toward being this year’s league MVP.

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Early on Monday, it was announced that Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb had been signed to a 5-year, $78 million dollar contract extension. By Monday night, people were left asking, “If McNabb is worth $78 million, what is Michael Vick worth?” In a Monday Night Football match-up between former teammates, Vick absolutely dazzled, connecting on 20 of his 28 passes for 333 yards and four touchdown. Additionally, Vick ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns to help the Eagles rout the Washington Redskins by a score of 59-28.

The Eagles dominated because of the tone Vick set early. On the first play of the game, he found speedy wide receiver DeSean Jackson with an 88-yard touchdown pass. Philadelphia was able to find the endzone on each of their four 1st quarter possessions, with Vick personally having a hand in three of them.

Much like the game started, the Eagles were able to find paydirt on the first play of the second quarter. After taking a snap in the shotgun, Vick found wide receiver Jeremy Maclin deep for a 48-yard touchdown pass. Later in the quarter, Vick added a 6-yard TD run to bring his total to 5 at the half, where the Eagles led 45-15. He added another TD pass to receiver Jason Avant in the 3rd quarter before the Eagles took their foot off the gas in the 4th.

In addition to the big win, Vick made a little history of Monday night. Vick 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. Additionally, his 80 yards on the ground helped him move past Steve Young for second place in NFL history for rushing yards by a quarterback. He now trails former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham by 633 yards.

The Eagles will host the New York Giants on Sunday night for 1st place in the NFC East.

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Eastbay Memory Lane: Michael Vick Cover

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For this Eastbay Memory Lane we have a look at a Mike Vick cover from August of 2003. It was when the infamous QB played for the Falcons and was in the prime of his career.

Although his career took an interesting turn a few years ago, he’s back in the NFL and had a big game yesterday against the Green Bay Packers. Vick was the Eagles’ third-string QB last year behind Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb, but in a twist of fate, the Eagles shipped McNabb to the Redskins in the offseason, and Kolb got hurt yesterday.

Vick entered the game at halftime and went on to have a pretty solid game. He rushed for a game high 103 yards on 11 carries and connected on 16 of 24 passes, throwing for 175 yards and a touchdown. Scroll down to see the cover and more pages from this 2003 Eastbay Catalog.

Page seven featured the Jordan XII cleat in both colorways and Brian Urlacher when he was a beast!

Page 11 has a bunch of Reebok cleats, including the Iverson Answer IV.

Page 85 was the fan gear page. Pretty funny to look back at some of the NFL’s best players in 2003 . . . Jeff Garcia, Drew Bledsoe, Eric Moulds, Aaron Brooks, Shaun Alexander, Joey Harrington, Curtis Martin, Priest Holmes. Quite the list.