Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Vick helps Eagles fly on the road to victory
In the 40-year history of Monday Night Football, never before had a team scored as many points as the Philadelphia Eagles did Monday. Led by Michael Vick's four touchdowns passing and two touchdowns rushing, the Eagles beat the Washington Redskins, 59-28 at FedExField. The Eagles racked up 592 total yards, their most in franchise history. It was the first game in NFL history with a 59-28 score.
Vick completed all but eight passes for 333 yards and rushed for 80 yards. It was Vick's third career game with four touchdown passes and he became just the third player in NFL history with 300 passing yards, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns.
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Of all the crazy events, facts and statistics about the Eagles–Redskins game on Monday, we liked this one the best: the Eagles had 332 passing yards and 260 rushing yards. There’s been only one other NFL game over the last 30 seasons in which a team had at least 300 passing and 250 rushing yards, and it featured the same head coaches as Monday’s game. On Oct. 30, 2005, in the only game before this season in which Mike Shanahan and Andy Reid had faced each other, Shanahan’s Broncos threw for 309 and ran for 255 in a 49–21 win over Reid’s Eagles.
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Michael Vick’s 88-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson on the first play from scrimmage was the longest TD pass in the opening minute of a game in just over 41 years, since Roman Gabriel threw a 93-yard touchdown to Wendell Tucker in the opening minute of a 41–30 Rams win over the 49ers on Nov. 9, 1969.