The Rout Is On, Eagles Lead Redskins 45-14

Michael Vick has been impressive in his playing time this year for the Eagles, completing nearly 64 percent of his passes for 459 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. (Photo: Ryan Messick)

Michael Vick is quite possibly on his way to the best game of his career.

The Eagles opened the second quarter the same way they opened the first, with a long touchdown pass.  Vick found Jeremy Maclin on the first play of the quarter for a leaping 48-yard touchdown grab to put the Eagles on top 35-0 after the extra point.  At the end of the half, the Eagles lead the Redskins 45-14, setting a franchise record for points in a first half.

Donovan McNabb didn’t want to go quietly into a rainy night in Landover, Maryland and aired it out on his first drive of the second quarter, finding Fred Davis for a 71-yard bomb to the Eagles 3-yardline.  The big passing play set up a 3-yard pass to Darrel Young to cut the deficit to 35-7.

Philadelphia was forced to punt again, and McNabb found Anthony Armstrong for a 76 yard strike down the same sideline, where Armstrong was forced out at the 5-yardline. A few plays later, McNabb found Keiland Williams for a screen up the middle and a 6-yard touchdown to make it 35-14.

Just when it felt like the Redskins could build momentum after forcing another punt, Dimitri Patterson picked off a McNabb pass at the Redskins’ 27 yardline on a 3rd down attempt.  The Eagles regained control of the game when Vick ran 6 yards on a quarterback draw for the touchdown and a 42-14 lead.  David Akers tacked on a 48-yard field goal late in the half to make it 45-14.

The Eagles opened the game with an 88-yard touchdown bomb from Vick to DeSean Jackson on the first play from scrimmage. Vick’s touchdown toss to Jackson, which traveled 62 yards in the air, was the longest first play from scrimmage in Eagles history.  It was also the longest passing play in Vick’s career and the longest reception in Jackson’s.

On the following drive, the Redskins went three-and-out with three straight running plays.  The Eagles again wasted very little time, as Michael Vick scrambled for a 7-yard touchdown at the end of a five-play drive.  McNabb then completed his first two passes before having one tipped and intercepted by Kurt Coleman, in his first NFL start.  Coleman returned it to the 37 yardline and six plays later, the Eagles struck paydirt again on an 11-yard shovel pass from Vick to LeSean McCoy to make it 21-0.

After another three-and-out, the Eagles quickly scored again on a 50-yard touchdown run by Jerome Harrison, his first touchdown as an Eagle.

At halftime, Vick is 14-of-18 for 264 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.  Vick’s quarterback rating is a perfect 158.3 and he’s run 6 times for 66 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Donovan McNabb is 9-of-16 for 206 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

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