Watch all 6 of Michael Vick’s TDs from last night (VIDEO)
The big story everybody’s talking about today is the performance of Eagles QB Michael Vick during the 59-28 beating they handed to the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
Already the comeback story of the year, Vick accounted for SIX TOUCHDOWNS – 4 passing, 2 on the ground – last night en route to a record-setting evening. The Eagles scored on the very first play of the game, and were up 28-0 before the end of the first quarter … the Redskins never even stood a chance. By the end of the night, Philly had set team records for total yards in a game with 592 and points in a half with 45.
In case you missed it, here are all six of Vick’s touchdowns:
With his performance, 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. Oh, and he hasn’t thrown an interception or lost a fumble yet this season. So I’d guess you could call his comeback an unmitigated success (thus far).
But before we start sucking each other’s Vicks here and hand the guy the MVP trophy, let’s take a step back and remind ourselves who we’re talking about here. And I’m not even thinking about the dog fighting scandal, as reprehensible as that may have been. I’m referring to the fact that Michael Vick has a history of performing great when it doesn’t matter, or when there’s very little pressure … but as soon as he gets into a must-win situation, Vick has historically had a tendency to implode. Or get injured … whichever comes first.
Of course, this might be the new, more mature Michael Vick we’re seeing here, but I’m not buying it just yet. Let’s see how he does down the stretch, and if he actually lasts the remaining 7 regular games. The win brings Philadelphia to 6-3 on the season and tied for first place in the NFC East with the NY Giants … who they will face off against this Sunday.