Sunday, October 2, 2011
Michael Vick starts vs. 49ers
PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick starterd for the Philadelphia Eagles after missing a portion of last week's loss to the Giants with a bruised right hand.
Vick originally was thought to have a broken hand, but the left-handed passer later was diagnosed with the bruise, and he practiced late in the week. He wore a padded glove on his right hand for the game and played well, but the Eagles lost 24-23 on a late 49ers touchdown.
Vick finished 30 of 46 for 416 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 75 yards on eight carries.
During warm-ups, he greeted several 49ers players with a hand slap -- using his right hand.
San Francisco running back Frank Gore was active despite a sprained right ankle and shared time with rookie Kendall Hunter. Gore scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Neither receiver Braylon Edwards (right knee) nor fullback Moran Norris (left leg) made the trip east for the 49ers. Ted Ginn Jr. and rookie Bruce Miller started Sunday.
Eagles defensive end Juqua Parker was inactive with a high ankle sprain. He also missed last week's game.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.