Michael Vick got his first real chance to run the Eagles offense since his return to the NFL when Kevin Kolb went down with a concussion. The 30-year-old nearly led a comeback from a 17 point deficit, but couldn’t convert on 4th and 1 from the Packers 42 yardline with 2:00 remaining and the Eagles fell 27-20. Vick completed 16 of his 24 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, while running for 103 yards on 11 carries.
Vick showed that he’s come closer to regaining the speed he had prior to his 2-year absence from the league, scrambling 31 yards to set up a LeSean McCoy touchdown and evading pressure in the backfield on numerous occasions.
Down 27-10, Vick found Jason Avant for a 17-yard touchdown on 3rd and goal with 10:23 left in the fourth quarter. On the Packers’ ensuing drive, Nate Allen picked off Aaron Rodgers on a poorly thrown pass over the middle, giving the Eagles the ball at midfield.
Philadelphia converted a key 3rd and 9 play with a 27-yard screen pass from Vick to LeSean McCoy, but wound up settling for a David Akers field goal. The Eagles got the ball back with plenty of time remaining, but were stymied on the 4th and 1 play.
Prior to leaving the game, Kolb was just 5-of-10 for 24 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. His lone carry of the game was a one yard run that ended in his injury on a crushing hit from behind by Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
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